"As a global chemical distribution powerhouse, Azelis offers a far-reaching chemical portfolio with extensive distribution networks providing Myriant the necessary support and connections with chemical companies seeking to integrate 'green' chemicals into a wide range of applications," said David LeBlanc, Head of Global Sales and Marketing for Myriant.
Globally, the annual worldwide market for succinic acid is estimated at approximately $7.5 billion in existing and new applications in the fields of polymers, urethanes, plasticizers, and coatings. Myriant's high-purity bio-succinic acid is made from renewable feedstocks and is chemically equivalent to petroleum-based succinic acid while providing a lower environmental footprint. Myriant's bio-succinic acid reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 94% compared to petroleum-derived succinic acid and by 96% compared to petroleum-derived adipic acid, a chemical that succinic acid can replace.
The company currently supplies its bio-succinic acid from its flagship facility located in Lake Providence, LA, with nameplate capacity of 30 million pounds per year.
Azelis, a global leader in the sales, marketing, and distribution of specialty chemicals, has a strong commitment to sustainability, and achieving reduction of greenhouse gases is one of its top corporate priorities.
"We are delighted to partner with Myriant for this leading and exciting new-generation product," said Laurent Nataf, COO, Azelis. "Myriant further strengthens Azelis' offering in the renewable resources–based chemistry for production of more sustainable polymers. We are currently experiencing a growing demand for sustainable products and we believe Myriant will be a part of sourcing these new renewable chemicals."