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07-22-2015

GFBiochemicals Starts Production of Levulinic Acid

Biobased chemical company GFBiochemicals Ltd., Milan, Italy, has started commercial production at its 10,000 MT/a capacity levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. The announcement was made at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal. GFBiochemicals is the first company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass.

With production at Caserta to be scaled up to 10,000 MT/a by 2017, GFBiochemicals expects substantial growth in the Levulinic Acid market by 2025 (figure: GFBiochemicals)

"Caserta is now the world's largest operational production plant for levulinic acid,” said Chief Commercial Officer Marcel van Berkel. “A fundamentally lower price range is now possible using our unique technology. This will give access to previously undiscovered market segments.” CEO Maxim Katinov said, “GFBiochemicals has successfully achieved a substantial milestone – the start-up of commercial-scale production. I would like to praise and thank our engineering and R&D teams who have clearly demonstrated the company’s ability to deliver results on schedule.”

Founded in 2008, GFBiochemicals uses breakthrough technology to commercialize levulinic acid – a valuable biobased building block for specialty chemicals and materials. Bio-based levulinic acid offers a sustainable solution for chemicals and biofuels. It is made directly from biomass for existing processes at prices competitive with petroleum-based products.

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