Cargill Dow Polylactic acid process

BioSage m.j.grossman at att.net
Mon Dec 6 17:08:06 EST 2004


Does anyone know how the Cargill Dow dextrose to lactic acid
fermentation process (used in their NatureWorks polylactic acid plant
in Blair Nebraska) is run.  I would like to know how the prepare the
inoculum (is it grown on site, shipped in or ...),  is continous or
batch and if continuous do they use cell recycle?
Thanks in advance for any help!




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