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BioAmber Discussed Bio-based Innovations at LAUNCH Green Chemistry Forum’15

Published on 2015-02-05. Author : SpecialChem

CAPE CNAVERAL, Florida -- Among 10 innovators selected to present at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, BioAmber highlighted the pursuit of improved performance, value and sustainability across integrated supply chains. BioAmber is contributing to the momentum behind the adoption, acceleration and commercialization of bio-based chemicals.

LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough solutions to create a more sustainable world.

BioAmber was selected to present their solutions and engage in moderated discussions with LAUNCH council members, who represent business, investment, international development, policy, science and sustainability sectors.

During her presentation, Ms. Batchelor described BioAmber’s innovative process for converting renewable sugars to bio-based succinic acid a chemical building-block that replaces petroleum-based chemicals in a broad range of products from industrial applications such as polyurethanes, paints and coatings, to specialty applications, such as flavours and food, and personal care ingredients. She also identified the challenges in moving forward with such disruptive innovation, to which she proposed the next steps in the displacement of incumbent petrochemicals.

About BioAmber, Inc.
BioAmber, a renewable chemistry company, is a market leader in the development and commercialization of biobased succinic acid and derivatives including 1,4 butanediol and modified PBS, a biodegradable plastic offering better heat resistance and processability than other biopolymers. BioAmber operates the world's first dedicated biobased succinic acid plant and has partnerships with Cargill, DuPont Applied Biosciences, Lanxess, Mitsubishi Chemical, Mitsui & Co. and PTTMCC Biochem. BioAmber is also leveraging its succinic acid experience and know how to develop a biobased adipic acid platform. The company has offices and research labs in Minneapolis, MN, an office in Montreal, a sales office in Shanghai, China and a production plant in Pomacle, France.

Source: BioAmber, Inc.
 


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