Tate & Lyle To Make BDO For Genomatica | March 21, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 12 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 12 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 21, 2011

Tate & Lyle To Make BDO For Genomatica

Department: Business
Keywords: bio-based chemicals, cleantech, industrial biotech

The corn refiner Tate & Lyle will produce demonstration quantities of Genomatica’s biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO), which is made from sugar by genetically engineered microbes. Tate & Lyle will dedicate a demonstration-scale facility in Decatur, Ill., to Genomatica to scale up its production process in 13,000-L fermenters. The plant is colocated with a Tate & Lyle corn wet mill that will provide the sugar feedstock.

 
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