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Nov 13, 2020

Groundbreaking for cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

BASF has broken ground for its new cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. In an online event, the company celebrated this milestone together with customers, politicians and partners. The new plant is part of BASF’s multi-step investment plan in the European battery materials market and will use precursors from the company’s previously announced plant in Harjavalta, Finland. Construction has already started in August in Schwarzheide and the plant is scheduled for a 2022 start-up.

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Oct 29, 2020

BASF wins “Best Catalyst Technology” for Fourtune™ at the 2020 HP Awards

BASF was awarded “Best Catalyst Technology” at the 2020 Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) Awards for its Fourtune™ FCC catalyst. Fourtune is the latest product based on BASF’s Multiple Framework Topology (MFT) technology. It has been optimized to deliver superior butylene over propylene selectivity while maintaining catalyst activity and performance. The technology provides an answer to the increased demand for octane since today’s tighter sulfur regulations often require post treatment on the gasoline stream, which can negatively impact the octane pool.

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Sep 28, 2020

BASF announces series of new product innovations in its selective hydrogenation catalysts portfolio

A new series of commercially proven alumina catalysts is now available with new performance features that can benefit selective hydrogenation applications such as first stage PYGAS or selective hydrogenation of dienes in C4 olefin streams. This new series of Pd on spherically shaped E15x catalysts replaces the E14x series of Pd alumina catalysts which have been used commercially for over thirty years in selective hydrogenation applications.

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Sep 09, 2019

Novel process developed to recover high value products from natural gas

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Pullach, Germany, September 9, 2019 – Linde developed a novel process to recover high value products from natural gas successfully combining leading technologies of BASF and Linde.

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Jun 19, 2019

BASF launches Durasorb™ HG, a new product for mercury removal from Natural Gas

​Ludwigshafen, Germany - BASF continues to add new solutions to its portfolio for natural gas processing applications with the launch of Durasorb™ HG, a mercury removal adsorbent. Durasorb HG is a non-regenerable, mixed metal oxide adsorbent containing a dispersed and promoted copper sulfide phase.

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Jun 18, 2019

BASF and Lutianhua plan to pilot a new production process that significantly reduces CO2 emissions

June 17, 2019 - BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. (Lutianhua) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce lower olefins like ethylene and propylene. Currently, DME is produced via methanol as an intermediate from syngas.

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Apr 08, 2019

BASF and AAR OEM Solutions to jointly protect aircraft passengers and crew from ozone levels and improve cabin air quality

ISELIN, NJ, and WOOD DALE, IL, April 8, 2019 – BASF and AAR signed an agreement to serve the aircraft ozone and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) converter market — providing improved airplane cabin air quality and healthier conditions for passengers and crew. BASF selected AAR, an independent provider of global aviation aftermarket services, as a distributor of BASF Deoxo™ aircraft cabin ozone/VOC converters and converter Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

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Feb 22, 2019

BASF and Linde Announce Collaboration Agreement for Natural Gas Processing Technology

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Pullach, Germany, February 22, 2019 - BASF and The Linde Group’s Engineering Division have agreed on a collaboration to serve natural gas processing applications using BASF’s adsorbent technology and Linde’s adsorption & membrane technology. This collaboration brings together two leading companies in the fields of adsorbents, adsorption and membrane technology. With the combined capabilities of materials expertise from BASF and engineering expertise from Linde, the two companies are well positioned to expand their global leadership position in natural gas applications.

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Nov 02, 2018

BASF researchers receive R&D award for catalyst designed to meet the latest heavy-duty diesel emission regulations

​ISELIN, NJ, November 2, 2018 – The Research and Development Council of New Jersey recognized BASF inventors Kenneth E. Voss, Fabien A. Rioult, M. Shahjahan Kazi, and Stanley A. Roth with the prestigious 2018 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for outstanding environmental contributions.

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Oct 22, 2018

BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Moscow, Russia, October 22, 2018 – BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel).

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Oct 18, 2018

BASF launches Durasorb™, a new innovative adsorbent solution family

October 18, 2018 - BASF has announced the commercial launch of Durasorb™, a new family of adsorption solutions designed for Natural Gas processing. Durasorb provides gas processing plant operators, especially liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, with more reliable and more robust dehydration service.

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Sep 05, 2018

BASF launches adsorbent Sorbead® Air to meet needs of compressed air market

​ISELIN, NJ, September 5, 2018 – BASF launched Sorbead® Air, its most economical and efficient adsorbent for air drying, specifically tailored for the compressed air market. The product offers customers an opportunity for significant cost and energy savings over a dryer’s lifetime thanks to its higher capacity and lower desorption temperatures.

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Aug 21, 2018

BASF’s Luminate™ FCC catalyst helps refiners increase liquid product yields

BASF introduced Luminate™, a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil refiners. The Luminate catalyst is tailored to deliver superior conversion while improving coke selectivity, which can help refineries maximize profitability. This is BASF’s first catalyst based on a new Improved Zeolite Y (IZY) technology.

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