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Biobased Chemicals

BASF unit Isobionics to build distillation plant

by Michael McCoy
June 20, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 24

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Isobionics, an industrial biotech firm that BASF acquired last year, will build a facility in Geleen, the Netherlands, to distill flavor and fragrance ingredients made via fermentation. BASF acquired Isobionics as part of a push into renewable flavor and fragrance ingredients. Isobionics says it will use the facility to scale up six new aroma ingredients in addition to valencene, an orange-smelling compound that was one of its first products.

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