Research & Development

Badger has access to resources of a state-of-art research and development facility owned by its shareholder TechnipFMC. The TechnipFMC Research Center is the process development facility for Badger Licensing LLC. Located in the Boston suburb of Weymouth, Massachusetts, the Research Center has been heavily involved in the successful development and deployment of many Badger technologies, including ethylbenzene, styrene, cumene, bisphenol A, and most recently our BenzOUT™ and isopropanol technologies.

Backed by over forty years of experience in developing and commercializing chemical process technologies, the scientists located at the Research Center are able to execute research and development activities efficiently through close cooperation with the licensing directors as well as design and engineering resources. The scientists are known for their extensive expertise in areas such as alkylation, transalkylation, oxidation, condensation, esterification, transesterification, hydrogenation, and dehydrogenation. Additional support and expertise is also available from the shareholders and technology associates.

The scientists have access to numerous resources in Weymouth that include fixed bed, trickle bed, fluid bed, and stirred reactor systems, separation equipment as well as various analytical systems offered by the shareholder and technology associates. Routine research activity typically ranges from preliminary catalyst screening to complete process demonstration.

The Role of R&D:

The primary purpose of Badger's R&D is to improve existing licensed process technologies and to develop novel and advanced technologies to meet our clients' needs. Activities include:

  • Conceptual process design
  • Design of experiments
  • Technical and economic evaluation
  • Catalyst evaluation
  • Kinetic study and reactor design
  • Unit operations
  • Process modeling
  • Bench-scale and pilot-plant programs
  • Analytical method development
  • Physical property measurement
  • Technical support to Licensees

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