BioAmber Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company Touted as Bio-Industry Leaders

In an interview leading into this year's EFIB Conference, Bio-Amber and The Coca-Cola Company were cited as evidence of the larger volumes that lie ahead for bio-based industries.

October 16, 2015
On October 12, 2015, EFIB published an interview with Drs. Pierre Barthelemy and Henrike Gebhardt. When asked about the most significant developments in the bio-based industries, Dr. Gebhardt pointed to BioAmber Inc.’s opening of the world's largest bio-based succinic acid production facility, and the launch of the first 100-percent bio-based PET bottle by The Coca-Cola Company.
“Certain developments indicate that the bio-based industry is preparing for larger volumes. Here are two recent examples:
•         In early August 2015, BioAmber Inc. opened the world’s largest bio-based succinic acid production facility in Sarnia, Ontario. The plant will produce 30,000 metric tons per year of succinic acid from glucose. Succinic acid is used as an intermediate in the production of bio-based polymers and adhesives because it can be further processed to, for example, 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF).

•         At the World Expo in Milan, The Coca-Cola Company launched the first 100-percent bio-based PET bottle. This strong commitment to bio-based packaging could initiate the shift towards high-volume manufacturing of bio-based plastics.”
BioAmber Inc.’s own Chief Commercial Officer, Babette Pettersen, will be presenting at the 8th Annual EFIB Conference beginning on October 27, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium.
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