150 Years of BASF

  • Author: ChemistryViews.org
  • Published Date: 09 March 2015
  • Source / Publisher: Angewandte Chemie International Edition/Wiley-VCH
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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The success formula of BASF has always been to use creativity and scientific competence together with a network of partners to develop solutions for people's needs, says Andreas Kreimeyer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, in his Editorial in Angewandte Chemie. The company wants to continue to build upon this.

In their anniversary year, the BASF looks at how we can secure limited resources for a rapidly growing global population, and thus give more people access to a higher quality of life. To this end, they look at important societal questions in the fields of energy, food, and urban living such as:

  • Where does the energy that we need come from?
  • How will we provide enough food and clean water for so many people?
  • What will the cities of the future look like?

Together with the scientific community, they want to get a better understanding of these anniversary themes. Therefore, they host three scientific symposia in Ludwigshafen, Germany (starting today), Chicago, USA, and Shanghai, China. In an issue of Angewandte Chemie, some of the speakers from these symposia share their ideas and visions and at the online platform Creator Space everybody is invited to share their thoughts and ideas.


BASF celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, Angewandte Chemie publishes a special jubilee issue where this article is included.

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