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At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future and innovation is a key pillar for our success. With a world class innovation ecosystem, the UK is an attractive hub for R&D in sustainable solutions.

We are proud to share some recent examples of innovation.


The pilot plant facility houses highly automated experimental facilities for efficient process development and testing of new process catalysts, e.g. for gas-phase hydrogenation or catalyst testing. Operations manager assistant Dirk Boehm (right) talking to chemical laboratory assistants Patrick Graneß (left) and Melanie Zier (center).

Imperial College London

Imperial College London and BASF have been collaborating on a range of research areas for over 20 years, including techniques to use energy and materials more efficiently and to replace fossil fuel-based feedstocks with renewable alternatives. 

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Key industrial players representing a £73 billion UK sector have signed a collaboration agreement to launch ‘Flue2Chem’ - a collaborative programme to transform the sustainability of the UK’s consumer products industry and reduce green-house gas emissions on a demonstration scale.

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BASF with Pulpex Ltd and its global partners are working together to develop proprietary, food-grade barrier technologies for the eco-friendly Pulpex paper bottle. The bottle picked up the first SCI® Award for Innovation Enabled by Partnership.

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Innovation Collaboration Day

BASF Innovation Collaboration Day is a pitch event for sustainable innovations. Collaborating with startups we are looking for answers to problems like climate change, scarcity of resources and nature restoration.

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