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Braskem opens lab for renewables R&D

4:21 AM MDT | June 11, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Braskem (São Paolo) has opened an R&D center at Campinas, Brazil, dedicated to biotechnology or projects involving chemical processes using renewable raw materials, the company has announced. The center will receive 30 million reais ($13.4 million) in funding this year from SP Invest, the investment promotion agency of the state of São Paolo, supported by Brazil's secretariat of economic development, science, technology, and innovation. The lab will employ 33 researchers who will work on developing biobased chemistry and chemical routes, and...

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