Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2021, the company employed a total workforce of 13 374. In the financial year 2021, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 4.372 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.
The business area Catalysis includes the Catalysts business and the business line Biofuels & Derivatives.
Clariant's Catalysts business unit is a leading global developer and producer of catalysts for industrial processes aiming at delivering sustainable value to customers. Aimed at delivering sustainable value to customers, Clariant's catalysts and adsorbents are designed to increase production throughput, lower energy consumption, and reduce hazardous emissions from industrial processes.
The business line Biofuels & Derivatives develops solutions for biocatalysis and biorefinery. The innovation focus here is on the energy-efficient and resource-saving development and production of bio-based chemicals and fuels. Clariant has developed the sunliquid® technology that uses enzymatic hydrolysis followed by fer-mentation to produce second-generation bioethanol, so-called cellulosic ethanol, from wheat straw or other agricultural residues.
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