Propanediol plant advances | February 5, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 6 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 6 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 5, 2018

Propanediol plant advances

Department: Business
Keywords: Green chemistry, propanediol, butyric acid, Metabolic Explorer

French biobased chemicals developer Metabolic Explorer says an unnamed French financial partner will provide $24 million to build a facility that coproduces propanediol and butyric acid at the Carling Saint-Avold, France, site run by oil firm Total. Metabolic Explorer and the partner will form a joint venture to construct and operate the facility, which is expected to cost $46 million. The first phase of construction could start by the end of September for a plant that would ultimately make 20,000 metric tons of propanediol and 4,000 metric tons of butyric acid per year.

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