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August 1, 2013

Bio-Based Chemicals Gain Market Acceptance

An acceleration of commercialization for a number of bio-based building-block chemicals signals further confidence in the industry as a whole

As an industry sector, bio-based chemicals have seen significant expansion over the past year, with several commercial developments occurring in a group of four-carbon commodity chemicals, including succinic acid, butanols, butadiene and butanediol. While a host of technology-based companies have built new facilities and scaled up production capabilities, others have formed alliances with established players in the chemical industry in the form of strategic partnerships and development agreements...

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