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Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) says it has formed a new business unit, Industrial Chemicals, to focus on commercializing chemicals made from renewable feedstocks. ADM has appointed Janet Mann as general manager of the new business; Mann was previously v.p. and general manager/performance specialties at Chemtura.
"In the short-term, we see opportunity to commercialize direct replacements for typically petroleum-derived chemicals," Mann says. "In the longer-term, we see even more opportunities to develop new chemicals that provide increased functionality and are better for the environment," she says.
The company would not provide …