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Lactic Acid
Lactic Acid
2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid
Lactic Acid (a.k.a. 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid) is an organic alpha hydroxy acid that can be found as D, L or racemic isomers (chiral molecule). Lactic acid appears as colorless to yellow odorless liquid and can be found naturally in almost every single living organism, since it is the product of anaerobic metabolism of sugar. It plays an important role on a series of biochemical processes.
The uses and applications of Lactic Acid may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Lactic Acid are aqueous solution with concentration ranging from 50 to 88 wt%; United States Pharmacopeia (USP, 85-90%) grade; chemically pure (CP) grade; and Food Chemical Codex (FCC) grade.

Lactic Acid Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Lactic Acid Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Lactic Acid manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Lactic Acid process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Lactic Acid production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

Lactic Acid from Glucose (Conventional Fermentation + Solvent Extraction)

This study provides the economics of Lactic Acid production from glucose syrup using a fermentation process in the United States. This process is similar to Corbion process, in which Lactic Acid is recovered by acidification and purified by the use of a solvent.

Details: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E11A target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Glucose (Conventional Fermentation + Solvent Extraction with CO2)

This report provides a feasibility study of Lactic Acid production from glucose syrup in the United States using a fermentation process. This process is similar to Cargill process. In this case, Lactic Acid is recovered by means of trialkylamine solvent extraction in the presence of carbon dioxide.

Details: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E13A target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Glucose (Low pH Fermentation + Solvent Extraction)

This study provides a techno-economic analysis of Lactic Acid production from glucose syrup in the United States using a low pH fermentation process. In this process, glucose is directly converted to lactic acid.

Details: 110 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E14A target a 110 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Glucose (Speculative Low pH Continuous Fermentation)

This report presents the economics of Lactic Acid production from glucose syrup using a speculative, continuous, low pH, fermentation process in the United States. In this process, Lactic Acid is recovered from the fermentation broth through microfiltration and nanofiltration steps, generating an 80 wt% Technical Grade Lactic Acid, with 95 wt% purity.

Details: 80 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E15A target a 80 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Raw Sugar (Conventional Fermentation + Solvent Extraction)

This study provides the economics of Lactic Acid production from raw sugar using a fermentation process in Germany. This process is similar to Corbion process, in which Lactic Acid is recovered by acidification and purified by the use of a solvent.

Details: 100 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E21B target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annum) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Raw Sugar (Conventional Fermentation + Solvent Extraction with CO2)

This report provides a feasibility study of Lactic Acid production from raw sugar in Germany using a fermentation process. This process is similar to Cargill process. Raw sugar is initially hydrolyzed into glucose and fructose (invert sugars), which are fermented to Lactic Acid. In this case, Lactic Acid is recovered by means of trialkylamine solvent extraction in the presence of carbon dioxide.

Details: 100 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E23B target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annum) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Raw Sugar (Low pH Fermentation + Solvent Extraction)

This study provides a techno-economic analysis of Lactic Acid production from raw sugar in Germany using a low pH fermentation process. In this process, raw sugar is initially hydrolyzed into glucose and fructose (invert sugars), which are then fermented to produce Lactic Acid.

Details: 110 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E24B target a 110 kta (kilometric tons per annum) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Raw Sugar (Speculative Low pH Continuous Fermentation)

This report presents the economics of Lactic Acid production from raw sugar using a speculative, continuous, low pH, fermentation process in Germany. In this process, raw sugar is fermented to produce Lactic Acid, which is recovered from the fermentation broth through microfiltration and nanofiltration steps, generating an 80 wt% Technical Grade Lactic Acid, with 95 wt% purity.

Details: 80 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E25B target a 80 kta (kilometric tons per annum) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid Production from Lactose

This report provides an economic analysis of Lactic Acid production from lactose via a fermentation process in the United States. Lactic Acid purification is carried out using ion exchange resins and product concentration is accomplished by reverse osmosis and evaporation.

Details: 40 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report LA E31A target a 40 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Lactic Acid from Corn (Conventional Fermentation + Solvent Extraction)

This study approaches the economics of Lactic Acid production from corn in the United States. Initially, shelled corn is passed through a wet milling process to form corn starch, which is hydrolyzed to dextrose. Then, dextrose is fermented into Lactic Acid, which is further recovered by acidification and purified by the use of a solvent.

Details: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report la e41a target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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Details: Customer-defined Plant Location & Capacity  |   Q4 2023 From $2,900 USD

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About Lactic Acid. Lactic Acid (a.k.a. 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid) is an organic alpha hydroxy acid that can be found as D, L or racemic isomers (chiral molecule). Lactic acid appears as colorless to yellow odorless liquid and can be found naturally in almost every single living organism, since it is the product of anaerobic metabolism of sugar. It plays an important role on a series of biochemical processes.

Lactic Acid Uses. The uses and applications of Lactic Acid may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Lactic Acid are aqueous solution with concentration ranging from 50 to 88 wt%; United States Pharmacopeia (USP,85-90%) grade; chemically pure (CP) grade; and Food Chemical Codex (FCC) grade.

Intratec Methodology. Intratec distilled its expertise, gained from more than a decade of supporting companies worldwide in the analysis of commodities markets and process economics, and developed a consistent report development methodology.

The methodology ensures a holistic, coherent, and consistent techno-economic evaluation, guiding the development of a report that allows readers to fully understand a specific process technology for the production of a commodity. In addition to being based on a common methodology, all Intratec reports that approach industrial processes have a common structure, i.e., indexes, tables and charts share similar standards. This ensures that Intratec’s readers know upfront what they will get and, more than that, will be able to compare technologies addressed in different reports.

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