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BASF, Novozymes, and Cargill announce biobased acrylic acid milestone

9:06 AM MDT | July 3, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes today announced the successful production of biobased acrylic acid at pilot scale. The production run is an important milestone in a joint development agreement originally formed between Cargill and Novozymes in 2008 to develop microorganisms that can efficiently convert renewable feedstock into the platform chemical 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3HP).  BASF, the world’s largest producer of acrylic acid, joined the project in August 2012 to develop a process for converting the biobased 3HP into acrylic acid. The companies say...

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