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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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Jul 24, 2018

BASF introduces Fourte™ FCC catalyst for refiners targeting an increase to their gasoline pool octane

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Fourte™, which represents a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil feedstock. Fourte is based on BASF’s new multiple framework topology (MFT) technology offering, and has been optimized to deliver superior selectivity to butylenes while maintaining catalyst activity, which helps refineries maximize their profits.

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Jun 21, 2018

BASF and Citrine Informatics collaborate to use artificial intelligence to develop new catalyst technology

ISELIN, NJ, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 21, 2018 – BASF and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the development of new environmental catalyst technologies. Citrine Informatics is a next-generation platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring new materials to market faster, and capture materials-enabled product value.

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Jun 13, 2018

Innovations by BASF will help to make electric vehicles a practical reality for everyone

With the holiday season and sunnier days approaching in the northern hemisphere, traffic inevitably increases on highways, in cities and around sightseeing spots. Additionally, a rising number of commuters contribute to growing nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions with adverse impacts on air quality and climate.

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May 30, 2018

BASF introduces PremAir BLD catalyst for improving indoor air quality

ISELIN, NJ, May 30, 2018 – BASF launched its latest catalyst innovation, PremAir® BLD, to remove indoor ozone pollution. The new catalyst has been shown in field trials to rapidly remove ozone at room temperatures with high conversion efficiency, while maintaining a high level of performance over a longer period of time than existing market technologies.

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Mar 15, 2018

New FCC butylene additive Evolve™ addresses refineries demands

BASF announced today the launch of Evolve™, a proprietary new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive designed for butylene selectivity. Evolve provides measurable improvements in butylene yields while preserving unit conversion and valuable fuels yields when compared to existing technologies. Refiners worldwide are facing the effects of tightening fuel regulations as stricter sulfur fuels standards continue to be implemented globally.

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Mar 08, 2018

BASF closes agreement to form BASF Toda America LLC (BTA) for battery materials

Ludwigshafen, March 8, 2018 – BASF, the world’s largest chemical supplier to the automotive industry, has closed its agreement to form BASF Toda America LLC (BTA). As the next step in BASF’s business growth strategy for its battery materials business, the new entity will be majority owned and controlled by BASF and is the second successful collaboration of BASF and TODA. BTA will produce and market high energy Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) and Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) cathode active materials (CAM) for e-mobility applications.

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Feb 01, 2018

BASF introduces Boroflex™ FCC catalyst for superior bottoms upgrading

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Boroflex™, the latest evolution of its residuum (resid) oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for the refining market. Boroflex is based on BASF’s unique Boron-Based Technology (BBT), and is designed to optimize refiners’ bottoms upgrading and distillate yields by providing maximum nickel contamination passivation.

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Jan 31, 2018

BASF grants Reshine a Sub-License under ANL NCM Cathode Material Patents

ISELIN, NJ, USA and HUNAN, CHINA, 31 JANUARY 2018 – BASF has granted Hunan Reshine New Material Co. Ltd. (“Reshine”) a sub-license under Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) patents related to nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cathode materials for long life, high energy, reliability and cost-effective lithium ion batteries. Reshine is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import the NCM cathode materials in the U.S. market.

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Dec 14, 2017

BASF and TODA further strengthen their collaboration and increase investments in Cathode Materials to enable e-mobility

Ludwigshafen/Germany and Tokyo/Japan, December 14, 2017 – BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. (TODA) announced two significant steps to further enhance their collaboration. A strengthening of production capabilities both in the United States and Japan will help enable e-mobility and generate business opportunities for the two companies.

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Dec 11, 2017

BASF to expand mobile emissions catalysts site in Ṥroda Ṥląska, Poland

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, December 11, 2017 – BASF invests in the expansion of its mobile emissions catalysts production site in Ṥroda Ṥląska, Poland. The expansion includes new production lines and additional infrastructure to equip light duty diesel and gasoline vehicles with BASF’s innovative catalyst and filter solutions.

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