MINNEAPOLIS/READING, PA - Renewable chemicals company BioAmber has partnered with Brenntag, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, for distribution of its Bio-SATM bio-based succinic acid and derivatives, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol (BDO), in the Americas.

Brenntag is a leading distributor in the Americas, serving the chemicals market with a broad product portfolio. The company offers a complete line of industrial and specialty chemicals and a broad array of services. Its local focus and global presence provide BioAmber with access to customers and markets across the Americas, while extending Brenntag’s product offerings to include BioAmber’s portfolio of sustainable, bio-based solutions.

BioAmber is currently supplying commercial Bio-SATM from a European production facility. Given growing market demand for its bio-based chemicals, the company plans to expand capacity in 2014 in Sarnia, Canada, with a 30,000 MT plant to serve the North American and other markets.

Made from renewable feedstock, Bio-SATM has a more favorable carbon footprint (field to gate) than petroleum succinic acid and is one of the few bio-based chemicals currently available at a commercial scale. It can serve as a building block chemical for use in a range of applications including polyurethanes, unsaturated polyesters, coating resins, flavors, lubricants, plasticizers, deicers and solvents.