Tag: MEG

Avantium awarded $6.6M EU grant to accelerate its technologies

Avantium awarded $6.6M EU grant to accelerate its technologies

September 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium N.V. is awarded €6 million (about $6.6 million) as part of a SPIRE grant to accelerate its Dawn (new biorefinery process) and Mekong (novel catalytic process for plant-based MEG) technologies in addition to utilizing its expertise in Catalysis. SPIRE, part of Horizon2020, is the European subsidy programme to facilitate the region’s […]

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Avantium awarded nearly $1.5M for providing sugar streams from nonfood feedstock

Avantium awarded nearly $1.5M for providing sugar streams from nonfood feedstock

June 30, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium N.V. has been awarded €1.3 million (almost $1.5 million) for its Dawn and Mekong Technologies from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The consortium, coordinated by Avantium, works on developing 100% plant-based chemicals produced from renewable raw materials. The […]

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MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

February 10, 2019 |

It’s a big day for MEG. No, not Meg Ryan, though we are excited about her engagement with John Mellencamp. We are talking about monoethylene glycol which just got bigger with a new demo unit in operation. Brazil-based Braskem and Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe just commissioned their pioneering demonstration unit, located in Denmark, for the development of […]

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The Jesus Molecule

The Jesus Molecule

December 16, 2011 |

The Coca-Cola Company invests in Gevo, Virent and Avantium partnerships, in the race to develop renewable plastic bottling entirely from renewables. There’s been an awful lot of press this week about progress in the search for the God particle. That’s the subatomic Higgs Boson — a key, but as yet undetected, anchor in the standard […]

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