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Cellulac to build a lactic acid plant with processing capacity of 100,000 tonnes [Registered]

Ireland-based industrial biochemicals company Cellulac recently announced that it plans to build a lactic acid acid facility at a former Irish brewery site in Dundalk owned by Great Northern Brewery. The facility will initially produce 20,000 tonnes annually of ethyl lactate, (D-) lactic acid and (L+) lactic acid starting June 2014. Capacity is expected to increase to 100,000 tonnes by 2016. Cellulac said it has several proprietary technologies throughout the entire end-to-end production that will enable its new facility to manufacture (D-) lactic acid at 40% below current producers’ costs. It will also be the biggest production facility for (D-)…

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