MBI acquires manufacturing facility
The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has acquired an 11,400-square-foot (1,059 m 2) manufacturing facility on 11 acres (4.4 ha) in Bangor, Michigan. MBI will begin retrofitting and repurposing the former biodiesel and glycerine production facility for fermentation this month. It intends to initiate manufacturing in early 2013. In addition to the manufacturing plant, the site includes offices and a laboratory. It will initially employ 20-30 people, increasing to 50 over the next few years. A groundbreaking ceremony for the facility will be held on August 21st.