BASF invests US$4m in Latin American agritech startups focused fund AgVentures II

BRAZIL – BASF Venture Capital, the investment arm of German agribusiness company BASF, has committed to invest US$4 million in the Brazilian fund AgVentures II, marking BASF Venture Capital’s first investment in Brazil. Managed by […]

BASF enters natural flavours and fragrances market with acquisition of Isobionics

GERMANY – BASF has acquired Isobionics, an innovation leader in biotechnology serving the global natural flavors and fragrances market, marking chemical company’s entry into the flavor and fragrance market. Isobionics, a Netherlands based company develops […]

BASF joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

GERMANY – German chemical and agribusiness company, BASF has joined the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) as a sponsoring partner. As a sponsor, BASF will participate in IWGSC-led projects and activities including development of […]

Kenya partners German firm BASF in potato post-harvest reduction project

KENYA – Kenya has partnered German chemical firm BASF in a project that seeks to address post-harvest losses of potato experienced by farmers in the country. The trial project will be spearheaded by the Kenya […]

BASF launches Luminate FCC catalyst to help refiners increase liquid product yields

GERMANY – BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, introduced Luminate, a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil refiners. According to the company, the Luminate […]

BASF launches HMO ingredient as it gears up for competition in infant formula

GERMANY – BASF plans to launch a human milk oligosaccharide ingredient 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) by early 2019, accelerating its presence in infant formula even as manufacturers upgrade to large scale production to meet consumer demand. 2’-FL […]