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BASF, Cargill, and Novozymes advance biobased acrylic acid

6:30 AM MDT | September 26, 2014 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Cargill and Novozymes have announced a critical milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers and have selected the process for further scale-up. BASF, Cargill, and Novozymes entered a joint agreement in August 2012 to develop a process to convert renewable raw materials into biobased acrylic acid. In July 2013, the partners demonstrated at pilot scale the production of 3-HP, one...

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