DSM & Roquette - Bio-based succinic acid
In May 2011 DSM and the French starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères announced that they would build a commercial scale plant for the production of bio-based succinic acid, the first non-fossil feedstock derived chemical building block that allows customers in the chemical industry to choose a bio-based alternative with a lower eco-footprint for a broad range of applications, from packaging to footwear.
It is DSM’s ambition to further strengthen its portfolio in bio-based chemicals and materials. DSM is currently exploring multiple routes using its competencies in both chemistry and biotechnology. The exciting technology being developed can be used as a platform for the development of other high potential bio-based building blocks and/or platform molecules.