French biochemical start-up Afyren on Sept. 29 announced completion of the start-up phase of its Afyren Neoxy joint venture factory near Saint-Avold, France. The plant will produce biobased carboxylic acids, derived from sugar beet co-products, for lubricants and other applications.
The Sept. 29 announcement didn’t disclose the plant’s current capacity but said it will gradually increase its production of carboxylic acids to 16,000 metric tons by 2024. The company said that 70% of its target production of organic acids has already been pre-sold.
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