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BioAmber Opens Sarnia Plant to Produce Bio-succinic Acid

Published on 2015-08-10. Author : SpecialChem

SARNIA, ON -- BioAmber Inc., one of the leaders in renewable chemistry, announced the opening of its 30,000 tons/year capacity BioAmber Sarnia plant that was jointly built with Mitsui & Co., Ltd with construction cost of approximately US $141.5 million.

Fig. 1: BioAmber

BioAmber Sarnia makes renewable chemicals from sugar instead of petroleum for various end markets like plastics, paints, textiles and coatings, artificial leather, food and flavors and personal care products. The new plant uses innovative biotechnology and will produce biobased succinic acid from glucose sourced from southern Ontario agricultural suppliers. The BioAmber Sarnia plant is the world's largest succinic acid production facility and will be globally competitive while making chemicals more sustainably.

BioAmber Sarnia is part of the growing bio-industrial cluster in Sarnia Lambton and has received support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure's Strategic Jobs and Investment Fund. BioAmber is also grateful for the support of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada and the Sarnia Lambton community. The new plant will generate approximately 300 construction jobs and 60 full-time jobs were created by the project; many of the plant operators are graduates from Lambton College

BioAmber Sarnia's financial partners include Export Development Canada, the Farm Credit Corporation and Comerica Bank.

JF Huc, CEO BioAmber: "We're excited that our renewable chemicals made from sugars are making everyday applications around the world more sustainable. We believe our disruptive biotechnology is going to profitably deliver benefits for the environment, our customers, our shareholders and the Sarnia Lambton community. "

Brad Duguid, Member of Provincial Parliament Scarborough-Centre, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure: "The opening of the BioAmber Sarnia facility is key to the development of Sarnia's very unique bio-industrial complex, delivering good jobs, significant exports, and diverse markets for Ontario farmers with the full support of the Government of Ontario. The production and development of sustainable chemicals by BioAmber, working from within the existing chemistry cluster in Sarnia, is an economic and environmental win for the community and the province."

About BioAmber

BioAmber’s Mission is to be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong profit margins and the cleanest environmental footprint in the industry.

Source: BioAmber

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