Tag: BASF

U.S. Department of Energy announces $27M in plastics R&D, LanzaTech, Algenesis, BASF, Pepsi, Stora Enso, ADM, AltAir included

U.S. Department of Energy announces $27M in plastics R&D, LanzaTech, Algenesis, BASF, Pepsi, Stora Enso, ADM, AltAir included

October 18, 2020 |

What does plastic have to do with the bioeconomy? Well, everything. It’s about taking plastic waste, breaking it down into building blocks and converting it into a valuable treasure and it’s about creating biobased plastics. News from the U.S. Department of Energy on their $27 million in funding for plastics recycling and new biobased plastics […]

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BASF acquires Glu-L technology from AgriMetis

BASF acquires Glu-L technology from AgriMetis

October 11, 2020 |

In North Carolina, BASF Agricultural Solutions acquired the proprietary Glu-L technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis, a leader in biotechnological innovations for crop protection. With this technology, BASF will provide farmers with a more efficient solution and improved formulation to protect against troublesome weeds. Glu-L will deliver an improved, highly concentrated weed control solution reducing […]

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BASF, Idemitsu JV shut down 1,4 Butanediol production plant

BASF, Idemitsu JV shut down 1,4 Butanediol production plant

August 30, 2020 |

In Japan, Ink World reports that Germany-based BASF and Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan will close the 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) plant in Japan as of December 2020 and end their joint venture thereafter due to a declining BDO market size in Japan and “significant overcapacities in Asia due to recent investments into new coal-based BDO production sites.” BDO […]

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BASF and Isobionics launch corn-based alternative to sandalwood oil

BASF and Isobionics launch corn-based alternative to sandalwood oil

July 19, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF Nutrition & Health and Isobionics are launching their first joint product, a new fragrance in BASF’s portfolio. The starting material for the fermentation process is corn starch obtained from corn grown in Europe. Thanks to its woody odor profile, the new fragrance in BASF’s portfolio is a convincing alternative to sandalwood oil. […]

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BASF and Red Avenue New Materials collaborate on compostable co-polyester (PBAT) in China

BASF and Red Avenue New Materials collaborate on compostable co-polyester (PBAT) in China

May 31, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF and Red Avenue New Materials Group signed a joint agreement that grants Red Avenue New Materials Group the license to produce and sell certified compostable aliphatic-aromatic co-polyester (PBAT). Red Avenue New Materials Group will build a 60,000 metric tons PBAT plant in Shanghai, using BASF`s process technology in exchange for the access […]

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BASF expands sanitizer production and supports VCI platform for nationwide emergency provision

BASF expands sanitizer production and supports VCI platform for nationwide emergency provision

April 19, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF is significantly expanding the production of disinfectant at its Ludwigshafen site and has now started production of hand sanitizer based on bioethanol, in addition to the isopropanol-based hand sanitizer manufactured to date. With the additional quantities of up to 100,000 liters of hand sanitizer per week, the company will support the new […]

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BASF and STÄHLER SUISSE SA evaluate Ameoba’s biocontrol products

BASF and STÄHLER SUISSE SA evaluate Ameoba’s biocontrol products

April 5, 2020 |

In France, Amoeba, producer of a biological biocide capable of eliminating the risk in water and human wounds, and of a biocontrol product for plant protection, signed a Material Transfer Agreement with STÄHLER SUISSE SA and another MTA with BASF. The purpose of the BASF research partnership is related to the amoeba lysate Willaertia magna […]

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BASF and Delair team up to scale up crop R&D using cloud platform

BASF and Delair team up to scale up crop R&D using cloud platform

March 17, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF and Delair, a global provider of end-to-end visual data management solutions for enterprises, announced their collaboration to scale up BASF’s research and development projects for seeds, traits and crop protection. The agreement will enable BASF’s agricultural research stations worldwide to use the delair.ai cloud platform to streamline and standardize the information gained […]

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BASF’s new focused approach boosts agricultural innovation pipeline by 25%

BASF’s new focused approach boosts agricultural innovation pipeline by 25%

March 1, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF expects a well-stocked agricultural pipeline with projected peak sales potential of more than $8.2 billion (€7.5 billion). By 2029, the company will launch more than 30 key projects, including novel seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, digital products and new formulations. BASF will build on its research and development (R&D) […]

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BASF invests in Israeli AgTech startup Equinom for seed breeding

BASF invests in Israeli AgTech startup Equinom for seed breeding

December 15, 2019 |

In Israel, BASF Venture Capital is the lead investor in a funding round for Israeli AgTech startup Equinom. Equinom’s computerized breeding technology provides optimized seeds for the food industry to help it meet growing demand for plant-based products used as ingredients, clean label packed goods and healthier lifestyle cuisine. With this investment, BASF Venture Capital […]

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