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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes inching towards commercial scale production of biobased acrylic acid [Registered]

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes recently announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce biobased acrylic acid. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers. Moreover they have selected the process for further scale-up. In August 2012, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the partnership to develop a process for the conversion of renewable raw materials into biobased acrylic acid. In July 2013, the partners successfully demonstrated the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), one possible precursor to acrylic acid, at pilot scale. BASF initially plans to…

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