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Braskem and Genomatica to develop biobutadiene technology

December 16, 2013 | —Rebecca Coons

Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) have reached an agreement to jointly develop commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Braskem—the world’s third-largest producer of butadiene—will provide significant funding for Genomatica’s development work over several years. Braskem also expects to allocate R&D resources and fund the construction and operation of pilot- and demonstration-scale butadiene production plants using the process. Braskem will receive certain exclusive license rights to use the resulting...

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