BASF produced 1,4-butanediol from renewable raw material

BASF starts production of BDO from renewable raw materials

7:06 AM, 28th November 2013
BASF business news
BASF headquarters in Germany.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica. The fermentation process uses dextrose as a renewable feedstock. The quality of BDO based on renewable raw material is comparable to petrochemical-based BDO. BASF plans to expand its portfolio with selected BDO derivatives based on renewable feedstock, including polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF).

 

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