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Widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications. Catalytic converters for aircraft cabins and fuel inerting. Cathode materials, e-mobility, next-generation technology solutions. Air cleaners that help to improve indoor air quality. Solutions for the most challenging applications. BASF maintains significant diesel research and development facilities around the world. These facilities are being used to develop the technologies needed to meet the extremely low emission levels called for in new emissions regulations. As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, BASF has developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies. BASF offers a "full loop" of precious metals products & services. Catalysts for chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. The development of fuels and chemicals based on biological feedstocks is critical to a sustainable future and BASF is proud to provide the catalysts to support this industry. BASF has established itself as a front-runner in this field by becoming the global market leader for sodium methylate, the homogeneous catalyst used for biodiesel production. BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives. BASF offers a broad variety of competencies, technologies and products to the fuel cell industry. With our long term experience in the fuel processing area we deliver adsorbents and catalysts needed to generate hydrogen for fuel cell applications with high efficiency. Chemistry plays an important role in the transformation of vegetable oils to products for our daily life. Catalysts are an indispensable tool to make this transformation possible. BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission. Solutions for power plants, process industries and more. BASF Catalysts has long been a leader in the development of highly active, robust and selective catalysts and related technologies for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Thermocouples, pyrometers - insights for higher yields. Our contact temperature probes include profile and spike thermocouples, industrial thermocouples, fiberglass thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high-temperature thermocouple wire and cable. We also produce epitaxial thermocouples. Glass Industry Thermocouples have been a specialty of BASF for over 100 years. We have grown with the industry and, as glass technology requirements have expanded and changed over the years. Offering excellent accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and stability, EXACTUS® optical pyrometer technology provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement in a practical, rugged and user-friendly design.

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Battery materials – contributing to cleaner mobility

By 2025 there will be approximately 1.5 billion cars on the world's roads.

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF

"This growing need for mobility creates many challenges, but at the same time provides vast opportunities to develop innovating technologies that address these."

Our innovations in battery materials help turn electrified vehicles into a practical reality and make the air we breathe cleaner.

Find more about BASF’s Sustainability Mobility.

Sustainable and responsible sourcing of battery materials

BASF is committed to fostering a responsible and sustainable global supply of raw materials for battery materials, including nickel, cobalt and other natural resources. We have undertaken a number of initiatives in this area:

  • At a corporate level, BASF is a founding member of Together for Sustainability (TFS), an effort by leading chemical companies to standardize supplier evaluations and auditing

  • By 2020, BASF aims to evaluate the sustainability performance of 70 percent of the BASF Group’s relevant suppliers and develop plans to deal with any necessary improvements

  • BASF is a founding member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Battery Alliance

Find out more about BASF Corporate’s efforts to Sustainability.