CEbiotech.com - Central European Biotechnology Portal
be visible on the BioBusiness market                  ISSN 2300-0228
BASF resigns from the cooperative project on bio-based acrylic acid

BASF resigns from the cooperative project on bio-based acrylic acid

Publish date: 2015-02-12

BASF chemical company has left the collaborative project conducted with Novozymes and Cargill that was aimed to elaborate bio-based process for 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid production. Novozymes and Cargill declare that they will continue the effort to bring the technology to the market.

Tags: biotechnology , cooperation , BASF , Cargill , Novozymes , acrylic acid

It has been announced that the largest chemical producer in the world, BASF company, left the ongoing R&D project with Novozymes and Cargill that was focused on production of 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Despite that, the two companies are planning to finish the initiative and now they are trying to find a new business partner.

The whole idea of the collaborative bio-based production of acrylic acid started in August 2012 when the three companies came to a joint agreement. However, Novozymes and Cargill have been working on the project since 2008. The first success was announced in July 2013, when the partners obtained 3-HP, which is considered as a precursor of acrylic acid. Nowadays, acrylic acid is synthesized in the process of oxidation of propylene acquired from the refining crude oil.

The next information concerning successful cooperation of BASF, Novozymes and Cargill was presented at the end of 2014, when the companies demonstrated conversion of 3-HP to glacial acid and superabsorbent polymers, as well as, possible scaling-up of the whole process. The major idea of BASF was to utilize bio-based acrylic acid to generate superabsorbent polymers. The pilot plant was operated by Cargill with the help from Novozymes. In such a way, the product was expected to enter the market in a quiet short time.

Acrylic acid is an organic compound used for manufacturing of numerous products e.g. plastics or paint formulations. Moreover, it can be used for production of so called superabsorbent polymers that are capable of absorbing and retaining very large amounts of a liquid. Therefore, they can be used in many hygiene products like diapers. There is a strong demand for bio-based superabsorbent polymers and the potential market is extremely huge.

Sources:

http://www.standort-ludwigshafen.basf.de/group/corporate/site-ludwigshafen/en/news-and-media-relations/news-releases/P-14-336

http://www.novozymes.com/en/news/news-archive/Pages/Novozymes-Cargill-continue-bio-acrylic-acid-partnership-BASF-exits.aspx

http://www.epa.gov/ttnatw01/hlthef/acrylica.html

Maciej Smolarz

Comments:

Add comment
Guest
2016-04-17 07:19:43 +0200
I want to share my great experience to the whole world about how i got my lover back. I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank Lord Alika for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found lordalikaspelltemple@yahoo.co.uk a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. two days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 months now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. Lord Alika released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I'm writing this testimony right now I'm the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that's why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to Lord Alika for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, she will definitely help you too. lordalikaspelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http call him +2348072718865
Guest
2016-04-03 04:30:26 +0200
My name is Jessica Luis, and I base in USA...My life is back!!! After 1 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr Mohammed, which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet,I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped Dr Mohammed's e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr Mohammed, is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try High monicaspiritualtemple@gmail.com anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. Here's his contact: monicaspiritualtemple@gmail.com or call him +2348134493948
Guest
2016-04-03 02:51:50 +0200
'After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com or call him +2349055637784 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS'
See also
Central Europe (CE) is an emerging biotech market, a small star among European regions. There are more or less ... Read more
Tags: biotechnology , bioforum
“We would like to become one of the globally recognised drug discovery service providers, achieving a stable i... Read more
Tags: biotechnology , bioforum , poland
Quoted BioMaxima co. consequently strengthens its leading position within Polish biotechnology companies. Enorm... Read more
Tags: biotechnology , poland