BASF aims to strengthen its position as the world’s leading chemical company. The BASF portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF aims to combine, through research and innovation, economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Corporate purpose: create chemistry for a sustainable future. White biotechnology is one of the 3 technology fields of BASF.

Based on renewable raw materials, BASF manufactures products such surfactants and emollients as well as bio-based plastics such as the biodegradable polymer ecovio® and the polyurethane precursor Lupranol®  Balance.

BASF and Avantium have announced the formation of a new joint venture (JV) named Synvina®  for the production and marketing of the renewable chemical building block FDCA, as well as marketing of PEF. The joint venture intends to use the YXY process technology developed by Avantium to solidify its world-leading positions in FDCA and PEF, and subsequently license the YXY technology for industrial scale applications.

Succinity, the Joint Venture between BASF and Corbion is dedicated to the commercialization of Succinity Biobased Succinic Acid®. Succinity BBSA is based on a proprietary fermentation process that allows usage of renewable feedstocks, such as glucose, sucrose and glycerol, and in the future also its production from second generation renewable feedstocks. Besides the flexible use of biomass, the elaborated process also provides a product of the highest purity in a very efficient manner without major waste streams. This biochemical process enables a significant improvement of the material carbon footprint of succinic acid and its applications in comparison to conventional petrochemical products.