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.
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.