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Kemira to produce biobased formic acid [Registered]

Kemira, market leader in the production of formic acid, is embarking on producing biobased formic acid. “We are developing processes which use renewable biomass based raw materials for formic acid production,” says Marjo Luoma, director in charge of the product line. “Formic acid is a simple organic acid which is chemically the same naturally degradable acid that red ants have produced in the nature for already millions of years.” When Kemira started formic acid production in cooperation with Valio in Oulu in fall 1981, most of it was sold to Finnish farms as a silage additive. The prospect of formic…

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