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Collaborations with industry

We pursue open innovation: together with other innovative companies, we bundle competences, develop best practices and work on sustainable products and solutions.

Have a look at some projects representing the numerous cooperative ventures we pursue with our partners from industry:  

At its Breeding Station in Ames, Iowa, BASF Plant Science focuses on traits that improve the overall quality of corn as a feed grain. The objective is to increase the energy availability in the corn as well as enhance the protein and the amino acid profile. These improvements enable livestock producers to feed their animals higher-quality feed grain at a lower cost.

In ihrer Zuchtstation in Ames, Iowa / USA, arbeitet BASF Plant Science daran, die Qualität von Mais als Futterkorn zu verbessern. Ziel ist es, den Energiegehalt zu erhöhen und das Protein- und Aminosäureprofil aufzuwerten. Diese Verbesserungen ermöglichen es den Viehzüchtern, hochwertiges Tierfutter zu niedrigeren Kosten anzubieten., At its Breeding Station in Ames, Iowa, BASF Plant Science focuses on traits that improve the overall quality of corn as a feed grain. The objective is to increase the energy availability in the corn as well as enhance the protein and the amino acid profile. These improvements enable livestock producers to feed their animals higher-quality feed grain at a lower cost.

In ihrer Zuchtstation in Ames, Iowa / USA, arbeitet BASF Plant Science daran, die Qualität von Mais als Futterkorn zu verbessern. Ziel ist es, den Energiegehalt zu erhöhen und das Protein- und Aminosäureprofil aufzuwerten. Diese Verbesserungen ermöglichen es den Viehzüchtern, hochwertiges Tierfutter zu niedrigeren Kosten anzubieten.

Drought-Tolerant Corn

Since 2007, BASF Plant Science and Monsanto have jointly developed higher yielding crops that are more resistant to environmental stress conditions such as drought. In 2013, Monsanto successfully launched Genuity® DroughtGard® Hybrids – the first commercial product of our collaboration. DroughtGard Hybrids are part of a systems approach for mitigating yield losses due to drought stress.

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adidas

For more than 20 years BASF experts have constantly supported adidas in further developing the performance of their running shoes through innovative materials. Using BASF’s new foam Infinergy®, adidas has now developed the Energy Boost, a thoroughly new running shoe with unique spring and cushioning properties.

Klimaschutz ist ein zentraler Bestandteil der BASF-Strategie. Bereits seit vielen Jahren reduziert das Unternehmen kontinuierlich seine CO2 Emissionen. Zur weiteren signifikanten Reduktion werden in der Forschung innovative Verfahren entwickelt wie zum Beispiel die Synthesegasdirektumwandlung als Baustein der Olefinsynthese. Olefine sind Zwischenprodukte beispielsweise bei der Produktion von Reinigungsmitteln, Aromachemikalien oder Superabsorbern. Durch neue Prozesstechniken und Katalysatoren kann der CO2-Fußabdruck bei der Olefin-Herstellung um bis zu 50 Prozent reduziert werden.  Chemielaborant Oliver Secosan steuert die neue Anlage zur Synthesegasdirektumwandlung.

Groundbreaking new catalyst and steam-reforming process 

The DRYREF™ technology is the result of a collaboration between Linde and BASF. BASF researchers recently developed the catalyst SYNSPIRE™ which was combined with a smart process technology for syngas production of Linde pushing this key process for many industries a big step forward. The new technology reduces the amount of steam required in the reforming process and puts "waste" carbon dioxide to good use. This contributes to energy savings and improved CO2 footprint of the production plants.

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Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG)

Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) and BASF signed an exclusive global development and license agreement for an insecticide with a new mode of action. The new, highly-effective active ingredient delivers innovative insect control solutions to growers and pest management professionals. The new molecule was discovered by MCAG. Over the next three years MCAG and BASF will intensify their join research activities to develop unique formulations for specific markets and applications.

Digitalization in research contributes to making research work more efficient, expanding knowledge networks, and creating more space for creativity. Chemist Dr Fangfang Chu and molecular simulation expert Dr Eduard Schreiner discuss the computer simulation of a microencapsulation. It is used to protect active ingredients, for example from moisture and oxygen. Simulations help to better understand and predict the complex chemical and physical interactions within the microcapsule, allowing laboratory test series to be planned more precisely.

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