3D model of the fermentation plant for biological and biotechnology-based crop protection products in Ludwigshafen, Germany3D model of the fermentation plant for biological and biotechnology-based crop protection products in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF, a global leader in chemical production, has marked a significant milestone in agricultural innovation with the groundbreaking ceremony of its new fermentation plant in Ludwigshafen. Scheduled to commence operations in the second half of 2025, this facility is set to revolutionize the production of crop protection products.

The state-of-the-art plant will focus on the manufacturing of biological fungicides and seed treatment products. In a significant development, BASF also plans to produce the main component of Inscalis®, an innovative insecticide originating from a fungal strain. This facility epitomizes the shift towards sustainable agriculture, employing microorganisms to transform renewable raw materials like glucose into desired products through fermentation.

The establishment of this fermentation plant is not just a leap in agricultural biotechnology but also a boost to the local economy. It is expected to create approximately 30 new jobs, encompassing roles in production, logistics, engineering, and maintenance. This move reinforces BASF’s commitment to sustainable solutions in crop protection and its investment in future-oriented technologies.

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By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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