Production Cost Report

Lactic Acid Production Cost Reports

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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. Lactic acid 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. It has been historically used in the food industry as a preservative, acidulant and flavouring.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Lactic Acid production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Lactic Acid production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Lactic Acid Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | LA E11A

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.

Analysis: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Lactic Acid Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | LA E13A

Feasibility study of Lactic Acid production from glucose syrup in the USA using a fermentation process. This process is similar to Cargill process. In this case, Lactic Acid recovery is performed by trialkylamine solvent extraction in the presence of carbon dioxide.

Analysis: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Lactic Acid Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | LA E15A

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.

Analysis: 80 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Lactic Acid Production from Raw Sugar - Cost Analysis | LA E21B

The process presented in this report is the same examined in the report “LA E11A”, with two exceptions: (1) the plant is constructed in Germany, and (2) the feedstock used is raw sugar.

Analysis: 100 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Lactic Acid Production from Lactose - Cost Analysis | LA E31A

This report provides an economic analysis of Lactic Acid production from lactose via a fermentation process in the USA. Lactic Acid purification is realized via ion exchange and product concentration is accomplished by reverse osmosis and evaporation.

Analysis: 40 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages