Update on Malaysian plant construction delays
Clermont-Ferrand, 26 September 2012 – METabolic Explorer, a green chemistry company that specializes in the development of bioprocesses for the production of chemical compounds used in a wide range of everyday products (textile fibres, paints, solvents, animal feed supplements, adhesives, etc.), is issuing this progress report on its Malaysia project, as announced on 12 September.
Discussions with Bio-XCell, the landowner of the site on which METabolic EXplorer's plant is to be built, are on-going. METabolic EXplorer will provide a complete update during next week at the latest.
About METabolic EXplorer - www.metabolic-explorer.com
METabolic EXplorer is a biological chemistry company. Incorporated in 1999 it aims to help industrial firms cope with the forthcoming end of the oil age so that they can continue manufacturing but in a sustainable way.
Based on the tried and tested principle of industrial fermentation, METabolic EXplorer's solutions circumvent the problems posed by today's burdensome and expensive petrochemical processes via the use of a wide range of renewable, sustainable raw materials. By optimizing the metabolic yield of non-pathogenic bacteria in a contained, controlled environment, the company facilitates the production of chemical compounds used in a wide range of everyday goods (textile fibres, paints, solvents, plastics and animal feed).
METabolic EXplorer is currently focusing its alternative biological solutions on the production of five compounds that together have an estimated, annual, end-market value of €11 billion. The company's strategy will be implemented in two forms – either via own-account developments (i.e. manufacturing plants) in geographically strategic regions, or via limited exclusivity industrial partnerships in the shape of joint ventures.
METabolic EXplorer, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, is listed on Euronext Paris (Euronext C, METEX) and is a component of the CAC Small index.
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METabolic Explorer contacts
Media and shareholder contacts
Eric de Lambert
Tel.: +33 (0)1 4970 4341 / +33 (0)6 2529 0658
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Tel.: +33 (0)1 7735 0436
This press release includes forward-looking information that is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential development of the company could be substantially different from that anticipated in this release because of the various risk factors described in the company's Listing Prospectus.