Imagine a cost-competitive solution to making one of the largest plastics markets more sustainable.

Avantium’s Ray Technology is a highly efficient one-step hydrogenolysis process to produce mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from plant-based industrial sugars.

MEG is a component for making everyday consumer goods, such as PET and PEF plastics and polyester textiles. This means developing an environmentally friendly plant-based version of this component has strong commercial potential. Avantium’s Ray Technology can deliver plant-based MEG competitive with incumbent fossil-based MEG, both in terms of quality and cost, while showing sustainability benefits through significantly lower CO2 emissions.

The RAY demonstration plant is supported by the European Investment Council (EIC) under the SME Instrument (Phase 2); by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (EFRD) through Samenwerkingsverband Noord Nederland (SNN); and by a subsidy from  the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program for coordinating the Industry Consortium VEHICLE.

Studio Avantium

Welcome to Studio Avantium – the talk show that follows the progress and development of Avantium’s Ray Technology™.
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