Starbucks partners with Hong Kong academic lab to convert food waste to succinate, snubbing North American succinate vanguard

August 23, 2012 | Analyst Insight

Starbucks announced it will produce succinic acid from its food waste, mainly coffee grounds and leftover baked goods. Succinic acid is the C-4 (four-carbon) platform chemical that can be converted into butanediol and butadiene,...