Tag: PEF

Avantium secures $27.5M funding for FDCA flagship plant

Avantium secures $27.5M funding for FDCA flagship plant

November 30, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium secured a significant financial milestone of €25 million (about USD $27.5 million) in its mission to fund its FDCA flagship plant. Thanks to this grant, Avantium are well on the road to make plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) and PEF (polyethylene furanoate) commercially available and represents an important financing milestone for Avantium. […]

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Avantium opens branch office in Japan for PEF

Avantium opens branch office in Japan for PEF

November 16, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium Renewable Polymers is establishing an Avantium branch office in Japan as part of its strategy to focus on high-value applications for PEF (polyethylene furanoate). This branch office will operate under the name Avantium Japan K.K and will help accommodate the development and marketing of PEF in high-value applications in the Japanese […]

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The Sexy 7: The bio markets and apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

The Sexy 7: The bio markets and apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

June 6, 2017 |

200,200 downloads for the DOE’s classic report on value-added chemicals — but some hot molecules are missing! “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” a 2004 survey, completed by staff led by Gene Petersen and Todd Werpy, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and NREL, is the Dark Side of the Moon of biobased, a perennial classic […]

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Avantium raises $50M from Coca-Cola, Danone, Swire and more: renewable PEF plastic bottles take the spotlight

Avantium raises $50M from Coca-Cola, Danone, Swire and more: renewable PEF plastic bottles take the spotlight

June 5, 2014 |

Thought that the competition for the 100% all-renewable plastic bottle was a race for commercial paraxylene at scale? Well, hold on a darn minute. Avantium and its PEF molecule aims to steal the inside track to replacing all that fossil-based polyester. In the Netherlands,  Avantium (ranked #15 in the Digest’s 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals) […]

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Diversified Technologies launches radical PEF technology for algal oil extraction

Diversified Technologies launches radical PEF technology for algal oil extraction

September 21, 2011 |

In Massachusetts, Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a low-cost process (patent pending) for the pre-treatment of algae using pulsed electric field (PEF) technology to streamline the extraction of oils from algal cells early in the biorefining process. The Diversified Technologies’ PEF Pre-Treatment of Algae for Oil Extraction Process applies 10-30 kV/cm electric pulses for 2 […]

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