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As the development of ‘drop-in’ biofeedstocks for fibres and plastics accelerates, big plans are underway for BDO.
The adoption of bio-based 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) is poised to escalate very rapidly following the news that BioAmber, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, plans to build a 100,000 ton per year capacity plant for its production in North America, to be commissioned in 2017.

But all of this new capacity is already sold in advance – a 15-year 100% take-or-pay contract has been agreed with Vinmar International, the global marketing, distribution and project development giant for the petrochemical products market headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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