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Myriant Technologies and Davy Process Technology join forces to commercialise production of butanediol from bio-succinic acid [Registered]

Myriant Technologies (Myriant) and Davy Process Technology (Davy), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the use of biobased succinic acid as feedstock for the production of butanediol, tetrahydrofuran and gamma-butyrolactone. The MoU covers two areas of co-operation between Myriant and Davy, first the non-exclusive testing and approval of Myriant’s product succinic acid as a feedstock to the Davy process and second an exclusive joint development agreement with the purpose of integrating the Myriant bio succinic acid technology with the Davy butanediol technology to minimise the cost of recovery and purification of the succinic acid for the production of…

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