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BASF uses renewables

6:52 AM MST | November 22, 2013

BASF says it has developed a mass-balanced process for using renewable feedstocks in integrated production. The process has been developed jointly with TÜV Süd (Munich), an independent certification body. It uses biomass to make basic chemicals in existing plants. Up to 100% of the fossil-based raw material can be replaced. Existing technology can still be used, product quality is not affected, and formulations do not have to be adjusted, BASF says. Bionaphtha and biogas, derived from organic waste, are used in the process. Certificates have been issued for 14...

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