Myriant, ThyssenKrupp Uhde scale bio-succinic acid process
Myriant Corp. has successfully scaled its bio-succinic acid process to the commercial scale at ThyssenKrupp Uhde’s biotech commercial validation facility in Leuna, Germany. Myriant signed an exclusive alliance agreement with ThyssenKrupp Uhde in 2009. Since then the companies have worked together to ensure the production process is cost competitive and procures the highest purity product. The relationship also enabled ThyssenKrupp Uhde to provide important process and performance guarantees for the bio-succinic acid process at future Myriant plants built by Uhde.
“With the success at Leuna we have achieved the first objective set out in our alliance agreement with ThyssenKrupp Uhde. Producing on-spec, commercial grade bio-succinic acid while meeting our commercial cost targets would not be possible without the expert engineering, design and process expertise of ThyssenKrupp Uhde, our global alliance partner and our selected engineering partner for future commercial production plants,” said Cenan Ozmeral, Myriant chief operating officer.