Issue Date: July 10, 2017
Metabolic Explorer plans French facility
The French biobased chemicals developer Metabolic Explorer plans to build a facility that coproduces propanediol and butyric acid at a site in Carling Saint-Avold, France, run by the oil giant Total. The plant, which will cost about $28 million, will make 5,000 metric tons of propanediol and 1,000 metric tons of butyric acid per year. The firm also wants to build a second plant that is about three times as large. Metabolic Explorer says Total will help it raise the money for the facilities.
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