July 8, 2013

BASF, Cargill, Novozymes bio-acrylic acid milestone

I hope you were able to check out our new Bio-Materials & Intermediates report offering via Tecnon OrbiChem's website. We have been working on this project since March and we would love to get your feedback (and of course your subscription!) on this one.

Meanwhile, I had to delay posting this news last week as I was waiting for BASF to respond to several questions that I have regarding their biobased acrylic acid milestone with partners, Novozymes and Cargill.

The companies announced on July 3 that it was able to successfully produce 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) in pilot scale, about larger kilogram scale to be exact, according to a BASF spokesperson. 3-HP is a precursor to producing acrylic acid.

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