Quincy, MA – September 11, 2013 – Myriant Corporation today announced that it will be participating in two chemical conferences during the month of September.
Arne P. Duss, Ph.D., Myriant's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, will participate in the 4th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference. Dr. Duss will participate during the "Advantageous Feedstock for Biochemical Commercialization" Session with a presentation titled, "Successful Production of Petro-Replacement Chemicals from Renewable Feedstocks" on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, from 2:05 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. PST. The 4th Biobased Chemicals Conference will take place at the Hotel Kabuki, in San Francisco, California.
Michael Mang, Ph.D., Product Technology and Applications Manager, will speak in the Polyurethanes 2013 Technical Conference. Dr. Mang will present during the "Renewable Content Polyols" Session with a presentation titled, "Renewable Polyurethanes from Bio-Succinic Acid" on Tuesday, September 24th, from 9:05 a.m. — 9:30 p.m. MST. The Polyurethane 2013 Technical Conference will take place at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Myriant is a global leader innovating and commercializing bio-based chemical intermediates. Myriant enables its customers to achieve their sustainability initiatives by utilizing renewable feedstocks to produce high-value, cost-advantaged chemicals, including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives. Myriant is currently commercializing its bio-succinic acid platform from two operating chemical plants: The first is Myriant's flagship plant in Lake Providence, LA; the other, a commercial validation facility located in Leuna, Germany, which is operated by Myriant's global partner, ThyssenKrupp Uhde. Myriant, together with Johnson Matthey - Davy Technologies (JM Davy), combined the efficiencies of their respective chemical processes for the production of cost-competitive bio-BDO and bio-THF made from Myriant's bio-succinic acid, yielding overall carbon efficiency of 87%. Myriant is also advancing its proprietary, low-cost, high-purity process for bio-acrylic acid. Myriant is a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Company in North America. More information about Myriant's pipeline of renewable chemicals can be found at www.myriant.com.
Sue Hager SVP, Corporate Communications and Government Affairs