Biorefining Magazine

By Bryan Sims | January 30, 2012

The demand for biobased materials for a range of products derived from their chemical building blocks is seemingly reaching an all-time peak. Clearly, momentum is on the side of biorefining companies such as Netherlands-based DSM N.V. and France-based starch and polyols producer Roquette Freres, which are currently targeting production of biobased succinic acid, a prized chemical building block for the production of polyurethanes, resins, polybutylene succinate and plasticizers, as well as a precursor for other chemicals such as 1,4 butanediol. Read more at Biorefining Magazine.