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Verdezyne to build its first biobased dodecanedioic acid plant in Malaysia [Full subscriber]

The biotech start-up Verdezyne, is partnering with with Bio-XCell Malaysia to construct Verdezyne’s first commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing facility in Bio-XCell’s premier biotechnology and ecosystem park in Nusajaya, Iskandar, in southern Malaysia. With construction scheduled to commence in 2015, the plant will be capable of producing approximately 30 million pounds (13,608 tonnes) per year of diacids, including dodecanedioic acid (DDDA), and will be the world’s first biobased plant for the production of DDDA. The multi-faceted agreement includes: leasing a 6.9-acre site owned by Bio-XCell in Malaysia’s premier biotechnology park located in Nusajaya, Iskandar, 30 minutes’ north of Singapore. The 13-year,…

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