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Lanxess Working with evocatal on Biosynthesis Routes to Rubber

11:43 AM MDT | April 18, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Biocatalyst developer evocatal (Düsseldorf) says it is working with Lanxess to develop synthesis pathways and catalysts for rubber precursors based on renewable raw materials. Additional terms were not disclosed.   The partnership was launched in September 2011 and is part of the ThRuBio (Thermoplastics and Rubber via Biotechnological Synthesis) project—a research consortium that includes Evonik Industries, Lanxess Deutschland, and the Technical University of Munich. ThRuBio is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and...

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