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Research success: CO₂ fixation in the production of succinic acid

Yeast cells produce succinic acid from glycerol


For enhancing flavors, the production of dyes, pharmaceutical products and bio polyesters - succinic acid is a versatile platform chemical. A team led by Elke Nevoigt, Professor of Molecular Biotechnology at Jacobs University Bremen, has developed an economically and ecologically attractive ...


Bio-succinic Acid Wins Biofuels Digest Chemical Of The Year Award


Biofuels Digest gave its Chemical of the Year award to bio-succinic acid, naming producers BioAmberand Reverdia. Reverdia’s 10,000 tons/year commercial Biosuccinium™ plant was credited as well as its Biosuccinium™ licensing offering. Biofuels Digest wrote, “The acid was the first non-fossil ...


Succinity produces first commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid


Succinity GmbH has announced the start-up of its first commercial production facility. The plant, located at the Corbion Purac site in Montmeló, Spain, has an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons and is producing commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid for the global market. In addition ...


Metabolically engineered E. coli producing phenol


Many chemicals we use in everyday life are derived from fossil resources. Due to the increasing concerns on the use of fossil resources, there has been much interest in producing chemicals from renewable resources through biotechnology. Phenol is an important commodity chemical, and is a starting ...


BASF and CSM establish 50-50 joint venture for biobased succinic acid

Plans for industrial scale succinic acid production


BASF and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, are establishing a joint venture for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013. The establishment of Succinity GmbH is subject to filing with the relevant competition ...


Evonik and BioAmber Partner on Catalysts for Sustainable Chemicals Made from Bio-Based Succinic Acid


Evonik Industries’ Catalysts Business Line has recently agreed with US based BioAmber Inc. on a long term cooperation for the development and manufacturing of catalysts for making BDO (1,4- butanediol), THF (tetrahydrofurane) and GBL (gamma – butyrolactone) from bio-based succinic acid. BDO, THF ...


Manchester University students win international sustainability prize


A team of students from the University of Manchester, UK, has been awarded an international sustainability prize by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in recognition of a university design project based on turning corn waste into succinic acid.The seven-strong team that clinched the ...


LANXESS strengthens commitment to renewable raw materials with investment in BioAmber

Companies have developed phthalate-free plasticizers from bio-based succinic acid


LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to renewable raw materials by investing USD 10 million in U.S. company BioAmber, Inc. as part of a private placement. Together, the two companies have developed plasticizers, whose cost-effectiveness and safety profile make them sustainable alternatives to ...


Huntsman clinch top prize at IChemE Awards


Huntsman Pigments won the top prize at last night’s IChemE 2011 Awards ceremony for its revamped site in Calais, France. More than 400 guests from all over the world were in Birmingham, UK for the event celebrating chemical engineering innovation and excellence. Huntsman was awarded the ...


LANXESS expands portfolio with bio-based plasticizers


LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to renewable raw materials. The aims to produce phthalate-free plasticizers from bio-based succinic acid from 2012 onwards. Its strategic partner is the U.S. company BioAmber, Inc. Together, the two companies are developing plasticizers, whose ...


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