BioAmber has operated 180,000 and 350,000 liter fermenters at the large-scale demonstration facility in Pomacle, France since January 2010. At the 350,000 liter scale, the Company believes it operates one of the largest bio-based manufacturing fermenters in the world and has been doing so for over three years, gaining valuable experience and operating data.
BioAmber’s operating history of running large-scale batch fermentation and continuous purification has enabled it to:
- Validate its process in terms of both cost-effectiveness and product quality
- Identify and implement process improvements at large scale
- Incorporate these process improvements into its engineering design for its Sarnia plant
- Minimize scale-up risk for future manufacturing facilities