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Cargill and Novozymes Link to Develop Renewable Acrylic Acid

11:08 AM MST | January 22, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

Cargill and Novozymes say they have entered into a partnership to jointly develop a process to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials via 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3HPA), a renewables-based platform chemical that could be used to produce a range of chemical derivatives. The partnership will be supported by a $1.5-million matching cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy, the companies say in a joint announcement. Videbaek: Providing expertise. The technology will include a fermentation process, which will be based on a bioengineered...

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