Issue Date: August 7, 2017
Verdezyne builds Malaysian DDDA plant
California-based Verdezyne, a biobased chemicals maker, has begun construction of a dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) plant in southern Malaysia. The company will produce DDDA via yeast fermentation using waste materials from palm oil processing. DDDA is a 12-carbon diacid, normally made from petroleum, used as an intermediate building block in products such as corrosion inhibitors and specialty coatings. Plans for the 6,000-metric-ton-per-year plant were first announced in November 2014.
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