Lactic Acid Plaxica Entrusts Foster Wheeler with Engineering for Lactic Acid Technology

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Plaxica has selected Foster Wheeler to help with engineering services in the global implementation of Plaxica’s low-cost lactic acid technology. The engineering specialists regard this contract as a confirmation of their experience in technology commercialization.

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Foster Wheeler selected as a preferred engineering partner by Plaxica
Foster Wheeler selected as a preferred engineering partner by Plaxica
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London/United Kingdom – “Plaxica is delighted to announce Foster Wheeler as a preferred partner for the implementation of our low-cost lactic acid technology, which transforms a wide range of feedstocks into high-value lactic acid via a low-cost chemical process which does not use fermentation,” said Phil Goodier, Chief Executive Officer, Plaxica Limited. “Our technology, for which we see particular opportunities as a ‘bolt on’ process in the paper and pulp industries, has been proven at demonstration scale at our pilot plant facility based at Wilton in the north-east of England. We selected Foster Wheeler because of its capability, sector knowledge, local presence and global reach. Foster Wheeler will provide Plaxica with engineering resources and skills on specific industrialization projects, extending the capability of Plaxica’s in-house project team.”

“This appointment highlights our significant experience with process technology developers in engineering scale-up and the implementation of their commercialization strategy,” said Robert Penno, Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler Global Engineering and Construction Group.