QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriant Technologies LLC ("Myriant"), a privately-held, biotech developer and manufacturer of renewable bio-chemicals, Uhde Corporation of America and its preferred technology provider Uhde GmbH, one of the world's leading engineering contractors (jointly "Uhde"), announced an alliance for the engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) of Myriant's biobased Succinic Acid plants based on renewable feedstocks. The execution of this alliance marks an important milestone in Myriant's commercialization of biobased Succinic Acid and exemplifies Uhde's continued commitment to the renewable chemicals industry.
Myriant, which has successfully piloted the Succinic Acid process previously together with Uhde, has begun production of ton-sized samples for its customers to verify commercial product specifications and quality. The company expects to begin commercial production of biobased Succinic Acid second half of 2010.
Under Myriant's build-own-operate strategy, the alliance agreement combines the full breadth of Uhde's design and process expertise with Myriant's leading renewable, biobased Succinic Acid technology for the rapid deployment of full-scale commercial facilities. Uhde Corporation of America will be Myriant's engineering contractor for projects located in the U.S.; Uhde GmbH will act as Myriant's EPC Contractor in all other regions of the world. "The addition of Uhde's capabilities and experience is a perfect complement to Myriant's Succinic Acid program," said Stephen Gatto, Myriant Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Utilizing Uhde's unsurpassed EPC track record represents the final piece of the puzzle in making the construction of world scale biobased Succinic Acid plants a reality."
With more than 2,000 plants to
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