In France, Afyren said it is inaugurating its first large-scale plant, Afyren Neoxy, in the city of Carling Saint-Avold.
Afyren said it plans to gradually increase volumes to produce 16,000 metric tons of carboxylic acids within two years. At this stage, 70% of Afyren Neoxy’s target production of organic acids has already been pre-sold.
Jean Saint Donat, President of Afyren Neoxy, said: “This inauguration is the concrete expression of Afyren’s ambition: to decarbonize chemical production on a large scale while maintaining a local approach. Our location in the Grand Est region allows us to ideally reconcile our regional presence with international scope.”
Based on natural micro-organisms, the firm’s Afynerie technology produces seven 100% biobased organic acids. These acids have several applications in six key sectors: human food, animal feed, flavors and fragrances, lubricants, materials science and life sciences.