DNP Green Technology; Bioamber

DNP Green Technology Announces Scientific Partnership With NRC Biotechnology Research Institute

    Princeton, New Jersey (ots/PRNewswire) - DNP Green Technology, one of the two shareholders of Bioamber, is pleased  to announce a scientific agreement with the National Research Council of Canada Biotechnology Research Institute (NRC-BRI). This partnership aims to  develop a second-generation technology for the production of bio-based  succinic acid, which is used in various industrial applications.

    Succinic acid is a building block for the production of numerous valuable chemicals. It is used in products such as deicers, food and pharmaceutical chemicals, solvents and polymers (polyesters, polyurethanes  and polyamides). Bioamber's technology provides a route to bio-based succinic  acid which represents a safe, economical, and environmentally friendly  alternative to petrochemicals.

    "This research partnership with NRC-BRI will broaden our knowledge of  microbial systems to manufacture bio-based succinic acid and derivatives,"  stated Dr. Roger Laurent Bernier, Vice- President R&D of DNP Green  Technology. "We aim to improve even the best available technology by using  new bioprocessing approaches and concepts and benefit from NRC's expertise  and world class facilities."

    Bioamber, a joint venture of DNP Green Technology and Agro-Industrie  Recherches et Développements (ARD), had already developed a first-generation  technology for producing bio-based succinic acid. Bioamber's technology also  offers an important environmental advantage: it consumes CO2, as opposed to  equivalent petrochemical processes that emit greenhouse gases. Bioamber  expects to begin licensing the first-generation technology in the coming year.

    "NRC-BRI is looking forward to working with DNP Green Technology and  Bioamber," said Dr. Michel Desrochers, Director General of NRC-BRI. "By  developing an even better technology to produce bio-based succinic acid, we  will be helping to deliver an environmentally friendly alternative to  petrochemicals."

    This new initiative between DNP Green Technology and NRC-BRI builds on a  close working relationship that includes an ongoing carbohydrate screening  program. This screening program allows researchers to assess sugar streams  from different potential sources, such as corn, sugarcane, wheat, ligno- cellulose and glycerol to determine their economic impact as feedstocks in Bioamber's succinic acid production process. This screening program is  instrumental in assessing feedstocks from around the world.

    About DNP Green Technology

    DNP Green Technology acquires and develops innovative technologies for  manufacturing molecules of interest to the chemical industry, using renewable  biomass. Thanks to its numerous scientific and business partnerships, DNP  Green Technology has built an impressive portfolio of patents and expertise  in the production and purification of succinic acid and some of its  derivatives, as well as their applications in various industrial sectors. DNP  Green Technology has offices in Princeton, N.J., New York City, and Montreal.

    For more information, please visit http://www.dnpgreen.com.

    About Bioamber

    Bioamber, a joint venture established between DNP Green Technology and  ARD, is dedicated to the production of bio-based succinic acid and  derivatives.

    For more information, please visit http://www.bio-amber.com

    About ARD

    ARD (Agro-Industrie Recherches et Développements) is the R&D centre of  the Champagne-Ardenne agricultural cooperatives that grow cereals, sugar and  alfalfa. Representative of the global-scale competitiveness cluster IAR  (Industries and Agro-Resources), ARD adds value to and finds new outlets for  agricultural crops and develops innovative and competitive products that use  the renewable carbon in plants after processing in a bio-refinery. Along with  its affiliate SOLIANCE, which specializes in the production and commercialization of active ingredients for the cosmetics industry, ARD has  25 years of experience in the fractionation of plants, green chemistry, and  white biotechnology. ARD and its affiliates have approximately 130 employees.

    For more information, please visit http://www.a-r-d.fr

    For further information: Dr. Roger Laurent Bernier, Vice-President R&D,  DNP Green Technology, +1-514-844-1280, laurent.bernier@dnpgreen.com

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Contact:
For further information: Dr. Roger Laurent Bernier, Vice-President
R&D, DNP Green Technology, +1-514-844-1280,
laurent.bernier@dnpgreen.com



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