News & Events
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BASF strengthens innovation pipeline for sustainable agriculture
Farmers, environment and society to benefit from continuous research and development
Seeds, crop protection products and digital services for ever more sustainable agricultural solutions
Projected peak sales potential of more than €7.5 billion confirmed
Data-driven Cultivation Accelerates Development of Variety-specific Cultivation Formulas for BASF Varieties
- BASF is going to take the development of variety-specific cultivation formulas to the next level and accelerate it.
- By applying Hoogendoorn’s IIVO process computer, BASF is able to define the set points of varieties’ growth factors faster and more accurately.
BASF to join the celebration of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
The United Nations (UN) has declared 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. We actively support this initiative with various activities such as the launch of the communication campaign “Vegetables People Love” starting in March 2021.
BASF presents roadmap to climate neutrality
BASF is setting itself even more ambitious goals on its journey to climate neutrality and wants to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Based on the most recent progress in developing low-emission and CO2-free technologies, the company is also significantly raising its medium-term 2030 target for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions: BASF now wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 25 percent compared with 2018 – and to achieve this despite targeted growth and the construction of a large Verbund site in South China. Excluding the effects of the planned growth, this means cutting CO2 emissions in half in the current business by the end of this decade. Overall, BASF plans to invest up to €1 billion by 2025 to reach its new climate target and a further €2 billion to €3 billion by 2030.
BASF, SABIC and Linde join forces to realize the world’s first electrically heated steam cracker furnace
March 24, 2021 – BASF, SABIC and Linde have signed a joint agreement to develop and demonstrate solutions for electrically heated steam cracker furnaces. The partners have already jointly worked on concepts to use renewable electricity instead of the fossil fuel gas typically used for the heating process. With this innovative approach focusing on one of the petrochemical industries’ core processes, the parties strive to offer a promising solution to significantly contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions within the chemical industry.
BASF invests in biotechnology start-up Bota Bio
BASF Venture Capital (BVC) has invested in Bota Biosciences, Ltd. (Bota Bio), an industrial synthetic biotech company based in Hangzhou, China. Bota Bio, founded in 2019, is developing a proprietary next-generation biotechnology platform which enables sustainable and economical production of high value products for a broad array of industrial applications. Examples are sweeteners, vitamins, personal care or crop protection products.