The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and depreciation costs) estimated to produce PEF was about $2,700/ton in Q2 2015.
Growing the Bioeconomy
However, bio-degradation of PET will result in breakdown products such as methane or (at best, if methane is recovered/converted to) CO2, the so called Greenhouse Gases, which in this case a derived from oil.
PET recycling is important, but all polyesters must be made from sugars (rather sooner than later)
Europe is determined to positively transform its chemical production by replacing oil based for innovative bio based production methods
The ratio of furfural to 5-HMF can be used to determine whether a whiskey was aged in a cask or not.
Agricultural waste, cow dung, was used as feedstock for the production of a high value–added chemical levulinic acid (LA).
Increasing penetration of furfural derivatives in various industry level application markets are driving solid growth.
Aiming for a small slice of the ±50million tpa (polyester) market. Polyester...
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