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World’s Largest Biobased Succinic Acid Plant Opens

The world’s largest succinic acid plant, which produces renewable chemicals from sugar instead of petroleum, opened yesterday in Canada. Renewable chemistry company BioAmber jointly built the $141.5 million Sarnia plant with Mitsui & Co. The new plant will produce biobased succinic acid from glucose sourced from southern Ontario agricultural suppliers. … Read more »

Bio-Succinic Acid Plant Commissioned

Bio-Succinic Acid Plant Commissioned

BioAmber, an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, has initiated commissioning activities for its 30,000 metric ton-capacity bio-succinic acid plant — the world’s largest — located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Succinic acid can be used to make a broad range of products including polyurethanes, paints and coatings, adhesives, sealants, artificial … Read more »

Starbucks To Recycle Coffee Grounds Into Bio-Plastics

Starbucks is working with biorefinery scientists to turn its used coffee grounds and bakery food waste into bioplastics, laundry detergents and other everyday products. Scientists have completed a successful laboratory testing of the new biorefinery process (pictured), according to Carol S. K. Lin, who led the research team and reported … Read more »