Tag: PET

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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