BASF and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the development of new environmental catalyst technologies. Citrine Informatics is a next-generation platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring new materials to market faster, and capture materials-enabled product value.
With the global need to enable clean air for a sustainable future, customers worldwide are looking for innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet evolving emission regulations. The key to success is matching product performance with speed-to-market. BASF and Citrine are collaborating to accelerate innovation by implementing machine learning for research.
The preliminary phase of the pilot project focuses on identifying new materials for capturing greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2). In the collaboration, BASF is providing experimental data to build proprietary AI models using the Citrine platform. By iteratively testing newly suggested materials from the models in the lab, BASF and Citrine aim to improve the models through sequential learning by retraining the algorithms with new data.
The future of materials development depends on speed. Developing materials faster will require managing and using data more effectively, which includes consolidating data into a single consistent searchable format, as well as structuring, storing, and using materials data to harness the power of AI.
BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials.
Citrine Informatics is the leading materials informatics platform. Its technology accelerates the development of materials and chemicals using the power of materials data and AI. The company is headquartered in Redwood City (California, USA).