Invista to Link With CPI on Fermentation Processes

14.01.2014 -

U.S. chemical producer Invista and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in the UK have announced plans to collaborate on new technology for gas fermentation in production of industrial chemicals. The partnership will link Invista's capabilities in biotechnology and catalysts with CPI's science and engineering knowledge and its capabilities in new process and product development and scale-up.

Warren Primeaux, president of Invista intermediates, said his company sees gas fermentation as a key enabling technology for feedstocks such as waste industrial gases, which have the potential to "significantly improve" the cost and availability of several chemicals and raw materials used to produce its current products.