New Production Unit Producing 3-hydroxypropionic acid | acrylic acid Production Plant | acrylic acid manufacturers

BASF, Cargill, Novozymes develop bio acrylic acid production process

6:07 AM, 4th July 2013
Novozymes acrylic acid production

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/MINNEAPOLIS, US/COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have jointly developed technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials by successfully demonstrating the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) in pilot scale.

The companies’ joint project team combines world-class expertise in biotechnology, renewable feedstock, industrial scale fermentation, and in developing new chemical processes.

“3-HP is a potential key raw material for the production of bio-based acrylic acid which is a precursor of superabsorbent polymers. We still have a fair amount of work to do before the process is commercially ready, but this is a significant milestone and we are confident we can continue to the next level of scale-up for the entire process in 2014,” said Teressa Szelest, Senior Vice President, Global Hygiene Business, BASF.

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