January 2012

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HP Construction: North America

BioAmber and Mitsui & Co. have partnered to build and operate a manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The initial phase of the facility is expected to produce 17,000 metric tons of biosuc..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BioAmber and Mitsui & Co. have partnered to build and operate a manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The initial phase of the facility is expected to produce 17,000 metric tons of biosuccinic acid, and commercial production is anticipated in 2013. The partners intend to expand capacity and produce 35,000 metric tons of succinic acid and 23,000 metric tons of 1,4 butanediol (BDO) on the site. Bioamber and Mitsui also intend to jointly build and operate two additional facilities. These facilities, together with Sarnia, will have a total cumulative capacity of 165,000 tons of succinic acid and 123,000 tons of BDO. BioAmber will be the majority shareholder in the plants. Additiona

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