Biochemicals GF Biochemicals Starts up new Levulinic Acid Plant in Italy
Production start for biochemicals at a new 10,000 tons/year facility in Italy: GF Biochemical has begun producing levulinic acid at its site in Caserta, making it the first company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass.
Caserta/Italy – “Caserta is now the world's largest operational production plant for levulinic acid,” said Chief Commercial Officer Marcel van Berkel. “A fundamentally lower price range is now possible using our unique technology. This will give access to previously undiscovered market segments.”
CEO Maxim Katinov said, “GF Biochemicals has successfully achieved a substantial milestone – the start-up of commercial-scale production. I would like to praise and thank our engineering and R&D teams who have clearly demonstrated the company’s ability to deliver results on schedule.”