06/11/2013

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BioAmber and Brenntag sign distribution partnership for the Americas

Brenntag is a leading distributor in the Americas, offering a wide range of industrial and speciality chemicals and a broad array of services. Its local focus and global presence provide BioAmber with access to customers and markets across the Americas, while extending Brenntag's product offerings to include BioAmber's portfolio of sustainable, bio-based solutions. BioAmber is a producer of bio-based succinic acid and derivatives, including bio-based 1,4-butanediol, and is currently supplying commercial Bio-SA from a European production facility. Given growing market demand for its bio-based chemicals, BioAmber is going to expand capacity in 2014 in Sarnia, Canada, with a 30,000 t plant to serve the North American and other markets. Brenntag is an important partner for market access, logistics, technical expertise and application development, which will help accelerate the commercial development of BioAmber's Bio-SA and derivatives.Made from renewable feedstock, Bio-SA is said to have a more favourable carbon footprint (field to gate) than petroleum succinic acid and is one of the few bio-based chemicals currently available at a commercial scale. The product can serve as a building block chemical for use in a range of applications including polyurethanes, unsaturated polyesters, coating resins, flavours, lubricants, plasticisers, deicers, and solvents.

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