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BASF produces first commercial volume of biobased BDO

2:39 AM MST | November 27, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering product to customers for testing and commercial use, the company announced today. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica (San Diego, CA). The fermentation process uses dextrose as feedstock. BASF plans to expand its portfolio with selected BDO derivatives based on renewable feedstock, including  polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG). BASF currently produces BDO and BDO equivalents at its sites at...

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