The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid
(3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers.
Recently, BASF, Novozymes, and Cargill jointly developed 3-hydroxypropionic acid
(3-HP), a raw material for bio-based acrylic acid, in pilot scale.
These include ethanol, n- and iso-butanol, poly(hydroxyalkanoates), lactic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid
, diacids (such as succinic, fumaric, and adipic), diols (such as 1,4-butanediol and 1,3-propanediol), isoprene, farnesene, and other olefins from alcohol dehydration: ethylene, propylene, and butadiene.
The research team then used hydrogen gas to create a chemical reaction in the microorganism that incorporates CO2 into 3-hydroxypropionic acid
, a common industrial chemical used to make acrylics and other products.
They then used hydrogen gas to create a chemical reaction that converts CO2 into a common industrial chemical, 3-hydroxypropionic acid
, which is used to make acrylics and other products.
Taking just a two examples from the list in Table 1, glycerol and 3-hydroxypropionic acid
, it can be seen how many important chemical streams can be obtained from each.
Increased excretion of propan-l,3-diol and 3-hydroxypropionic acid
apparently caused by abnormal bacterial metabolism in the gut.
Patent 8,114,643 titled "Polyhydroxalkanoate Production from Polyols" enables creation of genetic constructs to make the biobased chemical 3-hydroxypropionic acid
in microbial and crop plant systems.
Exhibit 13: Global Bio 3-hydroxypropionic Acid
Market 2014-2019 (US$ billion)
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes today announced the achievement of an important milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials by successfully demonstrating the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid
(3-HP) in pilot scale.
5 million in funding to Cargill and Novozymes for the development of a route to acrylic acid based on 3-hydroxypropionic acid
(3HPA) produced via fermentation of sugar.
Platform Chemicals: 1, 4-diacids, 2, 5-furan dicarboxylic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid
, aspartic acid, glucaric acid, glutamic acid, itaconic acid, levulinic acid, glycerol, and other chemicals.