BioAmber to Start Biobased Succinic Acid Plant for Growing Markets in Ontario, Canada
- Aug 31, 2011
BioAmber Inc., through its subsidiary Bluewater
Biochemicals has selected Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as the location for its first North American
biosuccinic acid plant. The Sarnia plant will have an initial capacity of 17,000 MT and will be
commissioned in 2013. Permitting work for the plant was initiated in June 2011. BioAmber
currently produces and sells biobased succinic acid at a 3,000 MT capacity plant in France.
Succinic acid is a renewable, nontoxic specialty chemical that can be further modified to make a
wide range of products including automotive parts, biodegradable coffee cup lids and disposable
cutlery, spandex, shoe soles, ingredients for food, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics,
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