16 October 2013 14:39 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US gas fermentation technology firm LanzaTech and South Korea’s refining and petrochemicals major SK Innovation have agreed to jointly develop new process technology for the production of bio-based 1,3 butadiene, they said on Wednesday.
The collaboration would accelerate the commercialisation of an alternative route to butadiene, a chemical which is becoming scarce because of the shale gas boom in the
Under the collaboration, the partners aim to integrate SK’s refining and petrochemicals technology with LanzaTech's gas fermentation process. LanzaTech’s process converts industrial waste gases and on-purpose syngas derived from the gasification of wastes into fuels and chemicals.
"We believe this collaboration provides a great opportunity to combine our expertise in R&D [research and development] with the unique industrial waste gas fermentation technology LanzaTech has developed in order to increase the supply of bio-based butadiene globally," said
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