Planned Minnesota plant would help replace petroleum chemicals with corn sugar


November 7, 2023

City of Marshall

Solugen plans to build a 500,000-square-foot chemical facility next to the ADM corn plant in Marshall, Minn.

A Texas company that turns corn sugar into chemicals typically made from fossil fuels is building a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in southwest Minnesota.

Solugen announced last week its next "Bioforge" - the name it calls its chemical plants - will open in Marshall in 2025.

"The initial phase of the project will significantly increase Solugen's manufacturing capacity, which is critical for commercializing our existing line of molecules and kicks off plans for a multi-phase large-scale U.S. Bioforge buildout," co-founder and chief technology officer Sean Hunt said in a news release.


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