Succinic Acid




What they say about it

Succinic acid is a dicarboxylic acid used in food and beverages as a sweetener, among other uses, which has traditionally been produced from petroleum-based feedstocks. In addition to food uses, succinic acid is used in drugs, cosmetics, and the production process for numerous chemicals and polymers.

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How they say it works

BioAmber has developed a process to produce succinic acid via bacterial fermentation of glucose, rather than using petroleum-based feedstocks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which awarded BioAmber a “green chemistry” award in 2011, the company “has successfully scaled up an E. coli biocatalyst licensed from the Department of Energy and integrated a novel, water-based downstream purification process,” which forms the basis for the fermentation process.

Market Status

Ensuing Products
Polyurethanes, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Food Preservative

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