REVERDIA COMPANY OVERVIEW
Commercializing Biosuccinium™ Sustainable Succinic Acid
In June 2010, Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, announced the signing of a joint venture (JV) agreement, named Reverdia, for the production, commercialization and market development of Biosuccinium™, sustainable succinic acid.
Biosuccinium™ is the first non-fossil feedstock derived chemical building block that allows customers in the chemical industry to choose a bio-based alternative with a lower eco-footprint for a broad range of applications, from packaging to footwear.
Since early 2008, we have been working to develop the best and most sustainable fermentative technology to produce bio-based succinic acid with testing volumes of Biosuccinium™ produced in a demonstration plant in Lestrem (France) built in 2008.
In May 2011 Reverdia announced the construction of a commercial-scale plant for the production of Biosuccinium
In December 2012 Reverdia has begun operations in Cassano Spinola, Italy, as planned, which has a capacity of about 10,000 tonnes/yr, is unique in its kind, being the world’s first dedicated large-scale plant for the production of succinic acid from renewable resources. It is also the only commercial facility to benefit from experience gained using low-pH yeast technology on a demonstration plant scale; Reverdia regards this as essential to be able to promise further improvements in product quality.
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DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its uniquecompetences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around € 9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
Roquette – Offering the best of nature™
Roquette, a French family group with an international dimension, processes plant-based raw materials: maize, wheat, potatoes, peas and micro-algae. One of the 5 world leaders in the starch manufacturing industry, it offers its customers a wide range of products and solutions in the fields of human nutrition, pharmacy-cosmetology, paper/board, chemistry-bioindustry and animal nutrition. Today, Roquette is present in more than 100 countries and generates more than 2.5 billion euros in sales. The Group currently has 6,600 employees. Its development is based since its beginnings on a strategy giving pride of place to the long-term, innovation and a commitment to achieve. Its mission, “Serving men and women by offering the best of nature,” is shared by all of the Group’s employees.
Roquette Italia, located at Cassano Spinola (Alessandria province), is one of the Roquette Centers of expertise for fermentative products like Gluconic Acid. Roquette Italia has annual sales of more than EUR 350 Million and employs some 460 people.
More information: www.roquette.com.