DUSSELDORF, Germany (April 19, 2012)—Evocatal GmbH, a bio-technology company based in Dusseldorf, has become a partner in a group aiming to develop biotechnological methods for the synthesis of precursors for rubber production.
Evocatal joined the ThRuBio—for thermoplastics and rubber vice biotechnological synthesis—research consortium. Other members are Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Evonik Industries A.G. and the Technical University of Munich (Germany).
The research project, slated to continue until 2014, is receiving support from the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection via the Agency for Renewable Resources.
The goal of the project is to make use of local renewable materials in the manufacture of rubber upstream products.