Technip Energies acquires bio-based succinic acid production technology from DSM

Latest: Technip Energies, a French engineering and technology company, recently purchased Biosuccinium® from the Dutch company DSM
technology that significantly complements its growing portfolio of sustainable chemicals.

This technology is synergistic with the recently developed proprietary biopolymer technology to provide a commercial reference for the production of bio-based succinic acid (bio-SAc), which is used to produce polybutylene succinate (PBS)
raw materials. PBS itself is fully biodegradable, and if based on bio-SAc, it is an ideal bio-based sustainable packaging material for food contact applications, which complies with consumer and government demands for materials with a lower carbon footprint and reduced environmental pollution choose.

The purchase includes patented and proprietary yeast strains that have been demonstrated at scale in the licensee’s production facility. Biosuccinium® technology will be the only bio-based succinic acid production technology licensed to the market.

Bhaskar Patel, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circular at Technip Energies, commented: “We are delighted to have acquired this proven technology from DSM, which complements our growing portfolio of sustainable chemicals will enable Technip Energies
Licensing a solution to produce biosourced and biodegradable polymers with a 50% lower carbon footprint compared to fossil-based routes. ”

“Superior product performance combined with best-in-class sustainability performance are key attributes in today’s consumer market. We will leverage the entire PBS value chain, and we have licensed the technology to polymerize bio-based monomers into PBS.”

About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading energy transition engineering and technology company in liquefied natural gas
(LNG), hydrogen and ethylene leading positions and growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model, which is supported by a wide range of technologies, products and services.

Operating in 34 countries, the company’s 15,000 employees are fully committed to bringing customers’ innovative projects to life, pushing boundaries and accelerating the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

AboutBiosuccinium succinic acid

Biosuccinium bio-based succinic acid products can be widely used in polybutylene succinate (PBS), polyester polyols, coating resins and synthetic resins, phthalate-free plasticizers and 1.4 Butanediol (BDO) and other chemical raw materials. End markets include footwear, packaging materials and coatings.