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BASF Studies Producing Specialty Chemicals From Algae

7:23 AM MDT | September 22, 2010 | Kerri Walsh

Solix Biofuels (Ft. Collins, CO), a developer of algae cultivation technology systems, will "investigate" the use of algae to produce specialty chemicals for BASF. Solix says it will test multiple algae species in its proprietary  growth system for BASF. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BASF did not specify which specialty chemicals it plans to produce using algae by press time.  Solix produces oil from algae at its Coyote Gulch, CO plant. The site uses carbon dioxide produced by an undisclosed amine plant. The site uses...

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