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BASF, Genomatica Expand Biochemical Production

BASF and Genomatica have expanded their biochemical license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica’s patented process. BDO and its derivatives are used for producing plastics, solvents, electronic chemicals and elastic fibers for the packaging, automotive, textile, and sports and leisure industries, among … Read more »

BASF Produces Renewable BDO for Commercial Use

BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica. The California-based biochemical company inked a deal with the German chemical giant earlier … Read more »

Compliance Costs Top Oil Companies’ Concerns

Compliance Costs Top Oil Companies’ Concerns

For the third consecutive year, regulatory changes and increased cost of compliance remain the top concern for all oil and gas companies in their 10-K filings, according to BDO’s annual analysis of risk factors. This year, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulation entered the top 20 risks cited by oil and gas … Read more »


BASF, Genomatica Plan Renewable Butanediol Facility

BASF has inked a deal with California biochemical company Genomatica to build a production facility to make sugar-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO) using Genomatica’s technology. The German chemical giant says renewable BDO has valuable applications for the plastics, textile and automotive industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Genomatica will continue to … Read more »

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