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BASF and CSM partner to produce biobased succinic acid [Registered]

BASF and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, are partenering for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013 with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. BASF and CSM have been conducting research on succinic acid under a joint development agreement since 2009.The complementary strengths in fermentation and downstream processing led to the development of a sustainable and highly efficient manufacturing process based on a proprietary microorganism. The bacterium used is Basfia succiniciproducens, which produces succinic acid through natural processes. It is capable of metabolizing a variety of renewable feedstocks…

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