Bayer today confirmed to CW that it has offered more concessions to secure the EU approval for its planned $63.5 billion acquisition of Monsanto.
This comes as the European Commission extended the deadline for the conclusion of its antitrust investigation from 12 March to 5 April. Bayer has already agreed to sell its Liberty glufosinate herbicide and Liberty-Link glufosinate-resistant seeds businesses to BASF for €5.9 billion ($7.3 billion), but also indicated that it was prepared to put additional assets on the block.
“We can confirm that we have indeed submitted remedies to the European Commission. We are confident that they fully address the European Commission’s concerns. Please understand that this is a strictly confidential process so that we are not at liberty to discuss any details,” the company tells CW. The Commission similarly declined to reveal what additional businesses Bayer had offered to divest.
By Natasha Alperowicz
Source: Chemical Week
Neste is announcing the conclusion of its first series of trials into processing liquefied waste plastic with chemical recycling technology at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. The oil refining company says it has processed about 800 tons of liquefied waste plastic over the last two years – roughly the same amount generated annually by a European city with 500,000 people.
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