ADVERTISEMENT
2 /3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Business

Perstorp Launches Biotech Project

June 30, 2008 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 86, ISSUE 26

The Swedish specialty chemicals producer Perstorp has embarked upon two five-year research projects aimed at replacing fossil fuel raw materials with renewable ones. Perstorp, Lund University, and other industrial partners will use nearly $6 million in funding from the Swedish government research fund Vinnova to research production of propionic acid and 3-hydroxypropionic acid from natural raw materials. The partners also will develop methods of producing immobilized biocatalysts. In this project, "Perstorp's interest is to design a factory to produce 3-hydroxypropionic aldehydes in a continual process," says Stefan Lundmark, Perstorp's project representative.

X

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment