Growing Our Leadership Position in the Bio-succinic Market
In 2008, Reverdia, operating under a joint development agreement with Royal DSM and Roquette Frères, began the production in succinic acid – a chemical building block used in the manufacture of polymers, resins, food and pharmaceuticals among other products – for the first time using biological means.
Reverdia validated their proprietary technology to produce succinic acid from starch at their demo plant and are currently producing Biosuccinium™ at their first commercial 10 kt plant in Cassano Spinola, Italy.
Early 2010 DSM and Roquette opened a demonstration plant in Lestrem, France, which has been running at full capacity, to validate an innovative enzyme-based fermentation technology rather than the traditional ingredients, crude oil and natural gas.
After successfully producing for more than 2 years, Reverdia has proven their technology and secured a process to consistently produce high quality Biosuccinium™. The demo plant has now closed and the production is moved to the commercial plant in Cassano Spinola, Italy.
First Commercial Plant
In December 2012 Reverdia began operations in Cassano Spinola, Italy, at a commercial-scale plant producing Biosuccinium™ sustainable succinic acid. As the plant was built on the Roquette-Cassano site near Port of Genoa, Reverdia has full integration benefits of specialized work-force, feedstocks and utilities, optimizing the carbon footprint during production.
The 10,000 tonne plant producing best-in-class Biosuccinium™ is unique.
As the market develops, Reverdia is preparing for a next phase with further expansion of its production and business opportunities towards a truly global leadership position in succinic acid.
- Site selection and feasibility studies for large-scale commercial plants are ongoing and are being carried out with partners on all major continents.