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Myriant Produces Succinic Acid and Lactic Acid From Non-Food Cellulosic Feedstocks
Date:10/5/2011

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The use of cellulosic biomass, an abundant global resource, will provide a renewable feedstock manufacturing base for many next-generation, bio-derived products. The success of the biochemical industry is highly dependent on a cost-effective, high-quality, and functional supply of sustainable biomass feedstocks.

About Myriant

Myriant utilizes proprietary technology to advance the development of low-cost cellulosic sugars for the sustainable commercialization of high-value bio-based chemicals. In December 2010, Myriant broke ground on its 30 million pound commercial succinic acid facility in Lake Providence, Louisiana. The company's D(-) lactic acid started production at commercial scale in June 2008 for use in polylactic acid. Myriant has announced agreements with Uhde GmbH for engineering, Davy Process Technology for the integration of Myriant's succinic acid process with the Davy butanediol process for the production of bio-based butanediol, and PTT Chemical for the commercialization of Myriant's technology in South East Asia.

Myriant is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Details are available at www.myriant.com.

Contact:
Samuel G. McConnell, Sr.VP, Corporate Development
Telephone:  (617) 657-5207
Email: smcconnell@myriant.com


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