Tag: BASF

BASF and the University of Heidelberg extend cooperation at Catalysis Research Lab

BASF and the University of Heidelberg extend cooperation at Catalysis Research Lab

August 18, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and the University of Heidelberg will jointly continue operating their Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) where researchers work on issues relating to homogeneous catalysis for a further three years. The current research work focuses primarily on efficient and resource-conserving synthesis methods, including methods using carbon dioxide (CO2) or renewable resources as starting materials. […]

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Novo’s ExtravaLanza — $72M investment in LanzaTech as the world’s top purveyors of the very finest in second chance carbon continue to expand

Novo’s ExtravaLanza — $72M investment in LanzaTech as the world’s top purveyors of the very finest in second chance carbon continue to expand

August 6, 2019 |

From Chicago and also Copenhagen arrives the pleasant news that Novo Holdings is making a $72 million investment in LanzaTech’s Series E financing, and Senior Director Anders Bendsen Spohr will join the LanzaTech board. Novo — the parent of both Novo Norsk and Novozymes — is best known for making investments in the therapeutics and […]

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BASF reshapes organization, reduces 6,000 positions globally

BASF reshapes organization, reduces 6,000 positions globally

June 30, 2019 |

In Germany, with an organizational realignment, BASF is streamlining its administration, sharpening the roles of services and regions and simplifying procedures and processes. As a result, the company expects savings of €300 million, which is anticipated to contribute €2 billion to earnings annually from the end of 2021 onwards. In the course of the strategy […]

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BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce […]

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BASF, Estée Lauder and RSPO team with Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm in Indonesia

BASF, Estée Lauder and RSPO team with Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm in Indonesia

May 28, 2019 |

In Indonesia, BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are partnering with the civil society organization Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil and palm derivatives production in the district of Waykanan, Lampung, Indonesia. The project supports independent Indonesian smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods and their sustainable production of […]

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BASF develops process for climate-friendly methanol

BASF develops process for climate-friendly methanol

May 26, 2019 |

In Germany, with the help of BASF’s OASE gas treatment technology, no carbon dioxide should be emitted during the entire production process. The team has applied to patent a process to produce methanol without any greenhouse gas emissions. If it can be successfully implemented at an industrial scale, the entire production process – from syngas […]

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BASF to increase capacity by 20% for Alkylethanolamines

BASF to increase capacity by 20% for Alkylethanolamines

April 14, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF will increase the production capacity of Alkylethanolamines (AEOA) by 20 percent at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. After the start-up in 2020, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of AEOA will be more than 110,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Geismar, USA; and Nanjing, China. “As […]

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BASF to expand sodium methylate production in Brazil to support biodiesel industry

BASF to expand sodium methylate production in Brazil to support biodiesel industry

April 9, 2019 |

In Brazil, BASF will increase the production capacity for its Sodium Methylate plant in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. The nameplate capacity will increase by 30%, from currently 60,000 metric tons to 80,000 metric tons. The new capacity will come onstream in 2020. Sodium Methylate is an efficient and reliable catalyst that provides a sustainable solution for the […]

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Learnings from the Earnings – Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

Learnings from the Earnings – Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

March 23, 2019 |

The lucky 13 – with spring comes a sense of renewal and this season these lucky 13 bioeconomy bellwethers recently shared their 2018 and Q4 earnings to reveal uncertainties with trade wars, especially between the U.S. and China, some deals that fell through impacting losses, and pricing issues. But all is not lost as there […]

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BASF invests in Alchemist Accelerator for chemical industry growth

BASF invests in Alchemist Accelerator for chemical industry growth

February 23, 2019 |

In California, BASF Venture Capital is investing $2 million into Alchemist Accelerator’s fund, allocating at least half towards investments in 3D printing, agtech, material informatics, nutrition, and technology game-changers. This investment supports BASF’s strategy to leverage digital technologies to drive business growth. “Alchemist has built a strong reputation for attracting the best in the digital […]

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