EGgPLANT

Sustainable and carbon-efficient mono-Ethylene Glycol generation in demonstration PLANT

EGgPLANT is a grant project supported by the European Investment Council (EIC) under the SME Instrument (Phase 2). Its objective is to build a demonstration plant (11 ton/year) which allows for the techno-economic validation of the process in addition to producing sample material in support of scale-up to industrial volumes.

MEG is a key monomer in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics.

Today 99% of MEG produced globally is derived from a petrochemical source and the only commercially available bio-based MEG is made by an inefficient, expensive process prohibiting its widespread use.

Avantium has developed the one-step Mekong process for producing a drop-in bio-MEG from renewable resources. The Mekong process produced bio-MEG from renewable resources that can compete with existing petrochemical MEG in both cost and quality.

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