Bio-based 1,4 Butanediol

BioAmber transforms it’s biobased succinic acid into 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) and Tetrahydrofuran (THF) through a single catalytic process.

BDO and THF are chemical building blocks used to make a wide range of chemicals and materials for commericial and consumer applications, including engineering plastics, polyurethanes, biodegradable polyesters, spandex and other specialty chemicals.

BioAmber’s BDO is also a straight biobased drop-in replacement for existing BDO and THF consumers.

Example Applications:

  • Paints & Coatings
  • Urethanes
  • Personal Care
  • Adhesives
  • Foods
  • Plastics


1250 Rene-Levesque Blvd.
West Suite 4310
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 4W8

Basis: USDA Certified

Renewable Feedstock: Derived from corn and dextrose fermentation process.

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