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BASF invests in U.S. technology company QD Vision


BASF is participating with $4 million through BASF Venture Capital in the U.S. technology firm QD Vision Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts. QD Vision is a technology leader for quantum dots, a class of nanomaterials with unique electro-optical properties and a wide range of applications in display, ...


Yara and BASF break ground on new ammonia plant


Yara International ASA and BASF broke ground today on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. Total capital investment for the plant – which is expected to come online in 2017 – is estimated at $600 million. As part of the project, Yara will build an ammonia tank at the ...


BASF to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin business

BASF to focus on kaolin for industrial applications


BASF has signed a contract to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. In September 2014, BASF announced its plan to evaluate strategic options for its PHK business. The divestiture is ...


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Personnel changes at BASF


Teressa Szelest, currently Senior Vice President, Global Business Unit Hygiene, Ludwigshafen, has been named President, Market & Business Development North America, effective May 1, 2015. She will be located in Florham Park, New Jersey. Szelest succeeds Dr.BeateEhle who will take a sabbatical ...


Yara and BASF to build ammonia plant in Freeport, Texas


Yara International and BASF Group have agreed to build a world scale ammonia plant at BASF’s site in Freeport, Texas. The plant will use hydrogen as raw material, reducing capital expenditures (capex), maintenance and carbon dioxide emissions significantly.The ammonia plant will be owned 68 ...


BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar site

Global capacity to increase to 670,000 metric tons of butanediol per year


BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar/Louisiana as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, BASF looks into further measures to strengthen and ...


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BASF and Volkswagen present Science Award Electrochemistry

Award honors outstanding research results in the area of lithium-ion batteries


The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF goes this year to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Switzerland. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from ...


BASF Venture Capital leads a $3 million Series A financing in SLIPS Technologies Inc.


BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the financing. SLIPS Technologies develops customized, ...


BASF announces investments and new products for North American agriculture


BASF announced new investments and solutions that will help growers and partners in North America drive yields and efficiency. BASF will invest more than €200 million ($270 million) to expand production capacity for key herbicides dicamba and DMTA at the Beaumont, Texas site as well as upgrade ...


BASF and Yara plan to build ammonia plant


BASF and Yara have made good progress with their plan to jointly build a world-scale ammonia plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The proposed plant would be located at the existing BASF site in Freeport, Texas, have an annual capacity of 750,000 metric tons, and be based on a hydrogen-synthesis ...


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