Avantium and Carlsberg sign offtake agreement on PEF
AMSTERDAM, 22 June 2022, 08:15 hrs CEST – Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that Carlsberg Group and Avantium have agreed to take the next step in the commercialisation of PEF. Carlsberg Group has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Avantium to secure a fixed volume of the 100% plant-based, recyclable and high-performance polymer PEF (polyethylene furanoate) from Avantium’s FDCA Flagship Plant, which Avantium aims to start-up in 2024. Carlsberg will use the PEF resin for various packaging applications, including its Fibre Bottle – the bio-based and fully recyclable beer bottle.
Carlsberg has also launched a trial of its latest Fibre Bottle, which contains an inner layer of PEF produced in Avantium’s current Pilot Plant. Carlsberg will sample the Fibre Bottle to 8,000 consumers and other selected stakeholders in eight pilot markets in Western Europe.
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