Monday 19 December 2011 The European Commission granted clearance, on 16 December, to the proposed acquisition of joint control over Reverdia VOF, by the Dutch company DSM Succinic Acid BV, controlled by Koninklijke DSM NV and Roquette BV (belonging to the French group Roquette Frères). DSM is active in human and animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, performance [...]
The need to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, a growing world population and an increased concern for the environment are driving companies to supplement oil-based chemicals with plant-based, sustainable, high-quality chemical building blocks. Reverdia, a company backed up by DSM + Roquette, produces the sustainable succinic acid Biosuccinium™ with proprietary green technology. It enables customers [...]
A proprietary new form of bio-based succinic acid has 'enormous potential' as a building block in plastic food packaging, said DSM and Roquette as the European Commission gave the green light for their joint venture to produce the material. FoodProductionDaily.com, 21 December 2011
The biorefining sector is poised for commercial scale-up as funding strategies mature and production capacity grows. Biorefining Magazine, 21 November 2011
Royal DSM and Roquette Frères today announce that they will build a commercial scale plant for the production of bio-based succinic acid, the first non-fossil feedstock derived chemical building block that allows customers in the chemical industry to choose a bio-based alternative for a broad range of applications, from packaging to footwear.