BioAmber Inc., a leader in renewable chemistry, announced today the opening of its BioAmber Sarnia plant that was jointly built with Mitsui & Co.
BioAmber Sarnia makes renewable chemicals from sugar instead of petroleum. The new plant uses innovative biotechnology and will produce biobased succinic acid from glucose sourced from southern Ontario agricultural suppliers. The BioAmber Sarnia plant is the world’s largest succinic acid production facility and will be globally competitive while making chemicals more sustainably.
BioAmber Sarnia is part of the growing bio-industrial cluster in Sarnia Lambton and has received support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure’s Strategic Jobs and Investment Fund. BioAmber is also grateful for the support of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada and the Sarnia Lambton community.
BioAmber Sarnia’s financial partners include Export Development Canada, the Farm Credit Corporation and Comerica Bank.