Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best Project (pilot) Award: Gevo, Virent, Avantium — renewable paraxylene, PEF

December 31, 2012 |

BD-2012-AwardsPerhaps the most ubiquitous fossil fuel product in the world – even more widespread than gasoline or diesel fuel, is the clear plastic bottle in which the world’s most well-known product, Coca-Cola, is distributed. The drive to replace fossil-based plastic bottling with renewably produced product stalled at around 30% renewable content, because no one could affordably produce renewable paraxylene, a critical intermediate.

Now, we have three projects underway to change that, financed in part by Coca-Cola itself. In the case of Gevo and Virent, through renewable PX. In the case of Avantium, via renewable PEF.

READ MORE: All about the projects, here.

The Complete 2012 Biofuels Digest Awards

Best Project – Thermochemical
Best Project – Fermentation
Best Project – Hybrid
Best Project (demonstration)
Best Project (pilot)

Best Technology Extension
Best New Fuel
Best Retrofit
Process Improvement
Pretreatment Technology

Yield Improvement
Industrial Symbiosis
New Trait
New Feedstock
New Feedstock (Demonstration)

New Feedstock (Trial)
Consumer Product of the Year (biobased)
Consumer Product of the Year (biofuels)
Partnership of the Year
Special Editor’s Award – Comeback of the year

Special Editor’s Award – Sustainable technology
Book of the Year

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