Valent BioSciences gears up for new plant
Sumitomo Chemical’s US biopesticide and biorational products subsidiary, Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, Illinois), held an event in Osage, Iowa this month to invite sub-contractors to bid for work in the construction of its $146 million fermentation facility. That followed the granting of a building permit on January 3rd. Ground-breaking is scheduled to start on March 16th, with construction taking another two years. The plant is due to come on stream in mid-2014.