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Cargill, Novozymes Link to Develop Renewable Acrylic Acid

12:20 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | CW Editorial Staff

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 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. DOE. The technology will include a fermentation process, which will be based on a bioengineered microorganism to convert glucose or another carbohydrate source into 3HPA. The fermentation process is a...

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