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