Tag: PET

Carbios Clearing the Bottleneck – Enzymatic recycling tech hits 90% depolymerization in 10 hours

Carbios Clearing the Bottleneck – Enzymatic recycling tech hits 90% depolymerization in 10 hours

April 12, 2020 |

As many stay home doing their part to flatten the curve, people will be singing the annoyingly popular “99 bottles” song but with a new twist: “99 bottles of pop on the wall, 99 bottles of pop…you take one down, you run it through Carbios’s tech, still 99 bottles of pop on the wall.” News […]

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Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles

Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles

March 1, 2020 |

Anellotech’s technology converts Lay’s potato chip bag into key chemical required for plastic bottles In New York, Anellotech just proved that you can transform even an empty potato chip bag into something valuable. Anellotech successfully converted a Lay’s Barbeque Potato Chip (PepsiCo) bag into para-xylene, the primary chemical used to make virgin PET for beverage […]

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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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Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

Report says global biobased PET market may hit $13.1 billion by 2023

January 10, 2017 |

In Delaware, GM Insights says global biobased PET market size may generate $13.1 billion by 2023. Increasing importance of sustainable packaging, especially in China and India, may positively influence bio based polyethylene market size growth. Coca-Cola, H.J. Heinz, Nike, Procter & Gamble and Ford Motor have collaborated Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC) for 100% bio […]

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Report says global biobased PET market size may reach $13.1 billion by 2023

Report says global biobased PET market size may reach $13.1 billion by 2023

September 20, 2016 |

In Delaware, a new report from Global Market Insights Bio based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market size was 496.0 kilo tons in 2015, as per the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing concerns towards GHG emissions coupled with bioplastics emergence as an alternative in packaging and automotive industry may stimulate global bio based PET […]

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S2G Biochemicals begins commercial production of bio-based glycols

S2G Biochemicals begins commercial production of bio-based glycols

April 25, 2016 |

In Tennessee, S2G Biochemicals has begun commercial-scale production of bio-based glycols, a drop-in replacement for chemicals used in resins, PET/PEF plastic drink containers, cosmetics, and more, at the Memphis site of its partner, Pennakem LLC. S2G’s proprietary process has been integrated into Pennakem’s existing chemical facility to convert non-food waste into sugar-based glycols. “Today’s announcement […]

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Micromidas to convert cellulosic biomass to PET

Micromidas to convert cellulosic biomass to PET

June 12, 2013 |

In California, Plastic News reports that Micromidas is looking to use cardboard, rice hulls and paper sludge to produce a bio-based PET. Micromidas’s approach is to directly process their non food biomass directly into PET as the process is cellulose based, not sugar based. Micromidas is looking to have their pilot scale built in the […]

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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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Virent says ag, forest waste OK as PET feed(stock)

Virent says ag, forest waste OK as PET feed(stock)

July 14, 2011 |

In Wisconsin, Virent says that producing PET from waste such as corn stover and pine residuals is more difficult than from sugars but that it can be done. The company makes paraxylene, a PET feedstock, from sugars.  Expectations are that its commercial scale facility will be online in late 2014.

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