Succinity Starts Up Biobased Succinic Acid Plant in Spain

By Chemical Processing staff

Mar 06, 2014

Succinity GmbH, a joint venture between Corbion Purac and BASF, has announced the successful 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 to this first facility, Succinity plans a second large-scale facility. The final investment decision for this facility will be made following a successful market introduction.

The Succinity process is based on renewable raw materials and fixes carbon dioxide. The proprietary microorganism Basfia succiniciproducens allows for a flexible usage of different feedstocks. Succinity biobased succinic acid can be produced efficiently without major waste streams thanks to a closed-loop process, according to the company.

For more information, visit www.succinity.com.

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