Gevo, Toray announce commercial progress renewable PET
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Gevo, Toray announce commercial progress for renewable PET

1:29 PM, 30th June 2011
Gevo, Toray announce commercial progress for renewable PET

 

ENGLEWOOD, US: Gevo Inc has successfully produced fully renewable and recyclable polyethylene terephthalate with its potential customer, Toray Industries. Around 50 million tonne of PET are produced annually for conversion into films and bottles for packaging; fibers for non-wovens and textiles; and, resins for automotive applications. In April, 2010, the two companies signed a non-binding letter of interest for the future supply of renewable para-xylene derived from Gevo’s isobutanol sometime in 2012 or thereafter.

Gevo employed prototypes of commercial operations from the petrochemical and refining industries to make para-xylene from isobutanol. This renewable para-xylene was sent to Toray for conversion into biobased PET articles. Toray employed its existing technology and new technology jointly developed with Gevo and used Gevo’s para-xylene and commercially available renewable mono ethylene glycol (MEG) to produce fully renewable PET (all of the carbon in this PET is renewable).

“Companies today are looking for ways to introduce new products and packaging that helps meet the growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products. Our partnership with Gevo and our internal progress suggest we are on track to help our customers fulfill these needs,” said Chiaki Tanaka, Executive Vice President and CTO, Toray.

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