Dow And Bayer Sign Biodiesel License | December 14, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 50 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 50 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 14, 2009

Dow And Bayer Sign Biodiesel License

Department: Business
Keywords: BayFAME, fatty acid methyl esters

Dow Water & Process Solutions and Bayer Technology Services have signed a licensing agreement that allows Dow to market Bayer’s BayFAME biodiesel production technology. BayFAME is based on Amberlyst BD20, a polymer catalyst originally developed by Rohm and Haas, which Dow acquired last spring. The technology converts free fatty acids into fatty acid methyl esters, also known as biodiesel. Most biodiesel is made through the transesterification of plant triglycerides, and the free fatty acids in such plants are considered waste.

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