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In Minnesota, Germany and Denmark, Cargill, BASF and Novozymes announced achievement of an important milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials by successfully demonstrating the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid in pilot scale. 3-HP is a renewable-based building block and one possible chemical precursor to acrylic acid.
In Denmark, Germany, and Minnesota, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Novozymes and Cargill have collaborated on renewable acrylic acid technology since 2008. Both companies have worked to develop microorganisms that can efficiently convert renewable feedstock into 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which is […]
In Canada, Enerkem announced that its project to convert carbon from industrial waste CO2 and natural gas into chemicals, such as propanol, propionic acid and acrylic acid, has been selected as a finalist in the first round of The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation “Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses”. The Grand Challenge funds innovative […]
In Massachusetts, Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company, today announced that Red Herring has named it a Top 100 Global award recipient, in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a […]
In Minnesota, at the 13th annual Automotive composites Conference & Exhibition, BASF granted tours as part of the opening. Plastics Today reports that BASF demonstrated a prototyping line for a woven kenaf and foamed water based Acrudur acrylic latex binder resin biocomposite. The materials were then put in a radio-frequency dryer. BASF is pushing to […]
In Minnesota, Ascenix BioTechnologies will perfect and commercialize production methods to synthesize chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Ascenix predicts this new bio-based process, developed by University of Minnesota researchers, will be more economical and environmentally friendly. Although the process could be applied to the production of biofuels and myriad chemicals, the startup’s initial focus is on […]
136,000 downloads later – let’s look at why this DOE paper on renewable chemicals from 2004 is such an enduring hit, and which of its 12 target molecules are looking like winners. It may not have a sexy title, and certainly won’t give Tom Cruise and Top Gun a run for their money — but […]
The world’s largest chemical company is announcing biobased initiatives left and right. Where’s the heat coming from – and who is securing a seat in BASF’s kitchen? Back in 2009, a prominent biotech VC was asked, “what would be a sign that renewable chemicals had gone to the next level?” And he answered, “when you […]