13 Juli 2012

hte AG and Elevance Renewable Sciences Announce Research Collaboration

Companies Collaborate in the Development of Bio-Based Specialty Chemicals

hte – the high throughput experimentation company and Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., producer of high-performance renewable specialty chemicals announce a research collaboration for the development of bio-based specialty lubricants. In this collaboration hte used its in-house developed multifold high throughput autoclave testing unit and leveraged the expertise of its experienced project team.

The use of high throughput experimentation allows the research project to be performed faster than with the conventional approach and uses its statistical Design of Experiments (DoE) to assess performance across the process parameters.

“We are happy to announce the research collaboration with Elevance Renewable Sciences as this project allowed both parties to make use of the advantages of high throughput technologies for the development of renewable specialty lubricants. This ensures rapid knowledge transfer which accelerates market introduction of innovative products,” says Dirk Demuth, CEO at hte.

“Our collaboration with hte allows Elevance to accelerate development of specialty products with initial emphasis on applications in polymers and lubricant base oils,” said Mel Luetkens, COO of Elevance. “We are pleased with the progress of our collaboration and look forward to investigating other research opportunities.”

About Elevance Renewable Sciences
Based in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates valued specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis, the company creates high performance ingredients for use in personal care products, detergents, fuels, lubricants and other specialty chemicals markets.

About hte
hte Aktiengesellschaft (AG), a public limited company, is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for customers in the energy, refinery, chemicals and environmental sectors. Thanks to hte’s products and services, R&D in the area of heterogeneous catalysis has become considerably faster and more productive. As a reliable partner in the field of high throughput experimentation, hte offers comprehensive expertise backed up by complementary products and services: 1) technology solutions – tailor-made integrated hardware and software systems, installed and ready for use on site at the customer’s premises; 2) R&D solutions – implementation of research cooperation at hte’s own premises in Heidelberg. With its high-quality services, hte supports its customers in the search for solutions to global challenges such as climate and environmental protection, energy efficiency and mobility. Its close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability.

Source: the AG, press release, 2012-07-13.

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