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    Milestones of BASF’s Gas Treatment

    The success story of gas treatment at BASF started decades ago. In 1971, the chemical company began removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from syngas for the production of ammonia, a crucial starting material for the manufacturing of fertilizers. One by one, the company developed also technologies for natural gas, refinery offgas, flue gas and biogas. At the same time, BASF continually expanded its portfolio.  

    1910: Water Gas Conversion

    First experiments by BASF chemist Wilhelm Wild (1872-1952) on water gas conversion in the context of ammonia synthesis.

    1935: Alkazid Process

    First application and licensing of the process known as BASF's alkazid process, which scrubs hydrogen sulfide and/or carbon dioxide off natural or synthetic gases.

    1960: Alkazid Process

    25th anniversary of BASF's alkazid process.

    1971: Syngas/Ammonia

    Photo: Syngas/Ammonia

    The first ammonia plant using this technology was started up and is operating since.

    1982: Syngas/Ammonia

    Photo: Natural Gas

    1982 marks the year when BASF got its first natural gas reference.

    1997: Liquefied Natural Gas

    Photo: Liquefied Natural Gas

    Borneo was the home of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility operated by PT BADAK which is using BASF technologies.

    2004: Flue Gas

    BASF is developing technologies to reduce carbon emissions in cooperation with RWE and Linde.

    2009: Biogas

    Photo: Biogas

    BASF launches its new biogas treatment activities.

    ongoing: Floating LNG

    Photo: Floating LNG

    Acid gas treatment units for floating LNG production are ongoing activities of BASF.