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Braskem, Genomatica agree to develop biobutadiene technology

4:07 PM MST | December 10, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the agreement, Braskem—the world’s leading producer of biopolymers and the world’s third-largest producer of butadiene—will provide “significant funding” of Genomatica’s development work over several years. Braskem also expects to allocate significant R&D resources and fund the construction and operation of pilot and demonstration-scale...

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