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ADM Solugen Partner on Biomanufacturing for Plant-Based Chemicals

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is partnering with climate technology company Solugen to scale a range of innovative, plant-based specialty biochemicals and bio-based molecules in a new manufacturing facility in Marshall, Minnesota.

Under the terms of the agreement, ADM will provide corn dextrose to the new 500,000-square-foot facility that is to be built next to ADM’s existing corn complex in Marshall. The facility will utilize this dextrose to scale its line of lower-carbon organic acids and to develop new, innovative molecules to replace today’s fossil fuel-based materials. The companies also plan to collaborate on the commercialization of these biomaterials across the agriculture, energy, water treatment, construction materials, cleaning, and personal care industries.

Solugen plans to begin off-site construction this year and on-site construction in 2024, with the initial phase starting up in the first half of 2025 to kick off what Solugen refers to as a multi-phase, large-scale U.S. buildout.

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