General Developments

High volume biofuels, such as bioethanol, and food and feed applications, such as amino acids and vitamins already exist. In the near future, biopolymers are expected with their substantial growth to be added to the list. Several companies have or intend to add a variety of products based on fermentable carbohydrates to their portfolio. Polylactic acid (PLA) and 1,3-propanediol (PDO) have already been commercialized by Cargill and DuPont, respectively. Bioethanol-based polyethylene (PE- is expected to be shortly commercialized by Braskem and Dow. Solvay has announced the commercialization of a partially bio-based PVC. Other announcements include succinic acid (DSM) and 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) (Cargill and Novozymes). Countless other derivatives are expected in the coming years as the economics prove competitive.

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