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Scientists turn low-value soy mash into high-value succinic acid

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The humble soybean could become an inexpensive new source of a widely used chemical for plastics, textiles, drugs, solvents and as a food additive. In 2004, the Department of Energy named succinic acid, usually drawn from petroleum, as 1 of 12 "platform" chemicals that could be produced from sugars by biological means and turned into high-value materials. more

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