BASF, Oleon produce bio propylene glycol in Belgium

BASF, Oleon produce bio propylene glycol in Belgium

4:55 AM, 29th June 2012
BASF, Oleon produce bio propylene glycol in Belgium

ERTVELDE, BELGIUM: The oleochemical company Oleon has started up a new manufacturing plant for producing bio propylene glycol (PG) from glycerin in Ertvelde, Belgium. The plant is the first of its type worldwide, leveraging a highly sustainable production process developed and licensed by BASF and jointly realized with Oleon. BASF not only researched the glycerin-based production technology it realized with Oleon, but also supplies the chemical catalysts that are key enablers for the advanced bio PG production process.

“Everybody is talking about bio and green chemistry, Oleon is already implementing new innovative technology. Thanks to the strong collaboration with BASF, we were able to realize a new process to produce propylene glycol in Ertvelde from a renewable source,” said Chris Depreeuw, Managing Director, Oleon.

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