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Cargill, IFPEN and Axens collaborate to advance lactic-to-acrylic-acid technology

07.12.2020 15:30 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) Cargill, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Axens are joining forces to further develop and scale bio-based acrylic acid. The collaboration leverages Cargills experience with bio-based materials, IFPENs expertise in the field of catalyst and bioprocess development, and Axens catalyst manufacturing and industrial scale-up design process. The effort will focus on commercializing the Procter & Gamble (P&G) companys lactic-to-acrylic-acid technology, which won the American Chemical Society 2020 Award for Affordable Green Chemistry. Cargill exclusively licensed the technology earlier this year.

«More than 6 million tons of petro-based acrylic acid will be produced this year,» said Dr. Jill Zullo, Vice President of Biointermediates in Cargills Bioindustrial business. «By leveraging Cargills processing technology and IFPEN/Axens know-how in catalysis and scale up, were aiming to produce acrylic acid from renewable resources, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent.»

Since Cargills award-winning lactic acid technology is already commercially proven, efforts will focus on the catalyst and process development needed to convert lactic acid into bio-based acrylic acid at scale — expertise for which IFPEN and Axens are world renowned. Bio-based acrylic acid can be used in a variety of applications, from hygiene products to household paints, delivering more sustainable solutions on a wide range of consumer products.

«Were thrilled to be working with IFPEN and Axens. Given their mutual commitment to furthering the bio-economy and demonstrated capabilities in catalysis and commercial scale up, we knew they were the right partners for this important project,» says Asheesh Choudhary, Global Business Development Director for Cargills Bioindustrial business.

«We firmly believe that the combined expertise of the three partners, which includes our recognized experience in the field of bio-products, represents the strength of this project,» explains Jean-Pierre Burzynski, director of the Process Business Unit at IFPEN.

Pierre Beccat, EVP Technology Development and Innovation at Axens adds, «We are very proud to be associated to Cargill and IFPEN to develop a solution in the field of bio-products thus bolstering Axens ambition to be a major player in the bio-economy. The technology was developed in P&Gs corporate laboratories and Axens is very excited to develop it to an industrial scale as this technology could have a significant impact on the marketplace.»

The companies are advancing the technology according to staged milestones. Although it will be several years before it is ready to be deployed at industrial scale, test samples could be ready for potential customers sometime within the next 12 months.

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