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Biochemical research end goal for new partnership

International polymer producer Invista Technologies and biotechnology Arzeda  will collaborate on the development of new technologies for bio-derived processes.

The agreement will combine the two companies’ technologies in order to further co-develop platforms to ultimately develop new bio-derived processes for a range of products. The initial focus of the collaboration will be on the production of bio-derived butadiene.

‘As we seek solutions to increase the global supply of butadiene, we believe developing a cost-competitive bio-derived route will help assure ample supply and reduce price volatility,’ says Bill Greenfield, executive VP of Invista’s nylon intermediates business. ‘We believe this collaboration can accelerate product development within the broader, bio-derived chemical space.’