BioAmber Succinic Acid-Based Renewable Chemicals

BioAmber uses industrial biotechnology to convert renewable feedstocks into building-block chemicals. Our process has lower emissions and lower energy consumption than the equivalent petroleum chemical process, without compromising on performance and quality.

BioAmber bio-based succinic acid offers value by enabling innovation through new formulations that combine performance with sustainability in a broad range of applications.

BioAmber is a leader in bio-based chemistry serving a wide range of markets. Our proprietary technology platform uses economically viable, sustainable feedstocks to produce bio-based building-block chemicals that make a difference in everyday products. We enable differentiation for products through formulation-derived performance attributes, combined with a better carbon footprint. Our bio-based succinic acid technology is used in markets, including plastics, polyurethanes, resins and coatings, personal care, food and flavours and lubricants, among others.

Bio-based building-block chemicals

Succinic acid, also known as amber acid, is a building-block chemical that has long been derived from petroleum.

Now, BioAmber’s innovative biotechnology process produces our BIO-SA™ brand from renewable plant-based feedstocks. We offer opportunities for differentiation in many products with a reduced carbon footprint without compromising on performance or quality. Our BIO-SA™ product is competitively priced and commercially available.

Sustainability vision and mission

Our vision is to be a pioneering bio-based chemicals company and a catalyst for change. BioAmber is an innovation-driven company that delivers value through sustainable products and processes. Our mission is to help accelerate sustainable change in the chemical industry.

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Food and flavours: creating value with natural ingredients

BioAmber BIO-SA™ succinic acid and bio-based disodium succinate are safe, food and flavours ingredients, which can be used in a wide range of applications. Succinic acid is a naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid found in fruit and vegetables. Our BIO-SA™ brand offers multiple benefits in food applications as a flavouring enhancer and also as an acidulant or preservative. It is also a natural, non-toxic alternative to petroleum-based additives and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

BioAmber neutralises and spray-dries bio-based succinic acid to a tight particle size distribution to produce bio-based disodium succinate, an important ingredient for complex seasoning agents. Bio-based disodium succinate has good water solubility and high penetration and, as a result, these effects are accelerated. It is an anhydrous powder with low particle size, making it ideal for blending in dry seasonings.

Resins and coatings: creating value through a unique combination of performance and sustainability

BioAmber bio-based succinic acid is a versatile building block for the synthesis of polyesters and polyester polyols (PEP’s).

Manufactured using patented yeast fermentation technology, our bio-based succinic acid offers an alternative to petroleum-based adipic and isophthalic acids. Polyols based on our bio-based succinic acid can be used in unsaturated polyester resins (UPR’s), polyurethanes, alkyds, and liquid polyester resins (LPE resins).

Polyurethanes: creating value through a unique combination of performance and sustainability

BioAmber bio-based succinic acid opens a gateway to a portfolio of renewable building blocks for innovative polyurethane formulations with improved properties and sustainability profile.

The shorter C4 succinic acid chain can change the H-bonding between hard blocks/soft blocks and increase polarity. When combined with different glycols, bio-based succinic acid can produce PEPs with a wide range of melting points and viscosities. This carbon neutral product is the perfect substitute to petroleum based adipic acid.

Personal care: creating value with natural personal care ingredients that perform

Bio-based succinic acid is a natural, plant-derived building block that can be used to formulate a broad range of bio-based esters for skincare and hair care, and as a direct ingredient with properties for effervescence and exfoliation.

C2-C5 esters have been shown to be effective solvents for fragrance carriers and a multitude of other applications, while C8-C18 esters exhibit unique emollient properties for skin and hair care. Bio-based succinic acid is also an effective effervescing agent.

About BioAmber

BioAmber is a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed company under the symbol BIOA. It has a commercial production facility in Sarnia, Canada, a research facility in Minneapolis, MN, and a head office in Montreal, Canada.

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BioAmber Announces Webcast of Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

BioAmber has announced that it will report financial results for the first quarter 2016 on Tuesday 3 May 2016 after the close of the market.

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Succinate Ester Solvents for Fragrance Carriers

BioAmber was first to market with commercial scale bio-based succinic acid, and is currently serving customers from a plant in France.

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1250 boul. Rene-Levesque West, Suite 4310

Montreal

H3B 4W8

Quebec

Canada

+1 514 844 8000 +1 514 844 1414 www.bio-amber.com

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2nd May 2016

BioAmber has announced that it will report financial results for the first quarter 2016 on Tuesday 3 May 2016 after the close of the market.

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27th April 2016

BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, today announced that its Canadian subsidiary BioAmber Sarnia, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a C$10m loan from BDC Capital (BDCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

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31st March 2016

BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, announced operational and financial results for the three months and year ended 31 December 2015.

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10th March 2016

Examines successful commercialisation, critical partnering, succinic platform attractiveness and product mix evolution.

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3rd March 2016

BioAmber is excited to join the launch of Smart Prosperity, a brand new Canadian initiative aimed to build a stronger and cleaner economy.

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23rd February 2016

BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, today announced that George F.J. Gosbee is joining its board of directors, effective today.

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17th January 2016

BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock.

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15th January 2016

BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, announced today that its Sarnia production plant, jointly owned with Mitsui & Co., has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000 certifications.

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18th November 2015

BioAmber has recruited Mario Saucier to serve as its chief financial officer effective from 4 January 2016.

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5th November 2015

BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, announced operational and financial results for the quarter ending 30 September 2015.

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2nd October 2015
5th August 2015

Facility uses biotechnology to produce sustainable chemicals from sugar.

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6th July 2015

BioAmber will report its financial results on Thursday 7 May, after the close of the market.

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22nd June 2015

BioAmber announced today that the Flokser Group, a global leader in leather and suede fabrics, has successfully developed an innovative artificial leather fabric using bio-based materials supplied by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and BioAmber.

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22nd June 2015

Bio-based Polyol Enables Market Leader Flokser to Launch Innovative Artificial Leather Fabric.

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8th June 2015

BioAmber announced today that construction of its 30,000Mt succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario is substantially complete. Commissioning is progressing as planned and the plant is on schedule to begin commercial operations in Q3 2015.

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20th May 2015

BioAmber chief commercial officer, Babette Pettersen, will be leading the day's discussions on bio-based chemicals for an alternative future.

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23rd April 2015

BioAmber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) has been chosen by Bayer MaterialScience as the supplier of bio-succinic acid used to produce a new range of innovative, bio-based polyurethanes for textile applications that Bayer MaterialScience has begun commercialising.

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23rd February 2015

The company has scheduled a webcast and conference call for 4.30pm EST (1.30pm PST) on Thursday 12 March to discuss the results.

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5th January 2015

François Laurin has been hired to succeed Andrew Ashworth as the BioAmber chief financial officer.

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24th May 2013

BioAmber, a provider of renewably produced succinic acid, announced that their platform chemical, Bio-SA™, received a stellar score in the Environmental Leader Technology Reviews Program.

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7th September 2012

Inolex, a leader in the development of innovative ingredients for the personal care and cosmetics industries, has launched a new range of 100% natural and sustainable emollients, using bio-based succinic acid from BioAmber.

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6th August 2012

Evonik Industries' Catalysts Business Line recently agreed with US-based BioAmber on a long term cooperation for the development and manufacturing of catalysts for making BDO (1,4- butanediol), THF (tetrahydrofuran) and GBL (gamma - butyrolactone) from bio-based succinic acid.

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BioAmber Inc.

1250 boul. Rene-Levesque West, Suite 4310

Montreal

H3B 4W8

Quebec

Canada

+1 514 844 8000 +1 514 844 1414 www.bio-amber.com
BioAmber Inc.

3850 Annapolis Lane North, Suite 180

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55447

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United States of America

+1 763 253 4480 www.bio-amber.com
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