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Myriant Senior Executives to Participate in the 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

QUINCY, Mass., June 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriant Corporation today announced its planned participation at the 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montréal, Canada.

  • Monday, June 17th: Alif Saleh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will be presenting during Track 3: "Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials," as part of a panel titled "Renewable Succinic Acid: The Road to Commercialization." The panel moderated by Sue Hager, Myriant's Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Government Affairs, is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT.
  • Wednesday, June 19th: Stephen J. Gatto, Chairman and CEO, will participate at the "Biomanufacturing at Commercial Scale" plenary session from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EDT.

The 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada.

About Myriant Corporation

Myriant is a global leader innovating and commercializing bio-based chemical intermediates. Myriant enables its customers to achieve their sustainability initiatives by utilizing renewable feedstocks to produce high-value, cost-advantaged chemicals, including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives. Myriant is currently commercializing its bio-succinic acid platform from two operating chemical plants: The first is Myriant's flagship plant in Lake Providence, LA; the other, a commercial validation facility located in Leuna, Germany, which is operated by Myriant's global partner, ThyssenKrupp Uhde. Myriant, together with Johnson Matthey - Davy Technologies (JM Davy), combined the efficiencies of their respective chemical processes for the production of cost-competitive bio-BDO and bio-THF made from Myriant's bio-succinic acid, yielding overall carbon efficiency of 87%. Myriant is also advancing its proprietary, low-cost, high-purity process for bio-acrylic acid. Myriant commercialized D(-) lactic acid in 2008 for the production of polylactic acid (PLA), which is used to make biodegradable plastic. More information about Myriant's pipeline of renewable chemicals can be found at www.myriant.com. Myriant is a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Company in North America.

CONTACT: Sue Hager SVP, Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Myriant Corporation shager@myriant.com 617-657-5222

Source:Myriant Corporation