BioAmber and Brenntag sign distributor partnership

June 04, 2013
June 4, 2013, Minneapolis, Minn. - BioAmber has partnered with Brenntag for distribution of its Bio-SA bio-based succinic acid and derivatives, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol (BDO). Bio-SA can serve as a building block chemical for use in a wide range of applications.


Brenntag is a distributor in the Americas, servicing the chemicals market with the broadest product portfolio in the industry and covering the full range of markets for BioAmber's renewable chemicals. Within these markets, Brenntag offers a complete line of industrial and specialty chemicals and a broad array of services. Its local focus and global presence provide BioAmber with access to customers and markets across the Americas, while extending Brenntag's product offerings to include BioAmber's portfolio of sustainable, bio-based solutions.

BioAmber is a leader in bio-based succinic acid and derivatives, including bio 1,4-butanediol, and is currently supplying commercial Bio-SA from a European production facility. Given growing market demand for its bio-based chemicals, BioAmber is going to expand capacity in 2014 in Sarnia, Ont. with a 30,000 MT plant to serve the North American and other markets. Brenntag is an important partner for market access, logistics, technical expertise and application development, which will help accelerate the commercial development of BioAmber's Bio-SA and derivatives.

Made from renewable feedstock, Bio-SA has a more favourable carbon footprint (field to gate) than petroleum succinic acid and is one of the few bio-based chemicals currently available at a commercial scale. BioAmber Bio-SA can be used in items like polyurethanes, unsaturated polyesters, coating resins, flavours, lubricants, plasticizers, deicers and solvents.

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