The Ray Technology™ demonstration plant in Delfzijl was commissioned in 2020 to perform process steps in the conversion of industrial sugars to glycols. This enables the production of plantMEG and plantMPG samples that are representative of the final product of subsequent commercial-scale plants. Both plantMEG and plantMPG are expected to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to their fossil fuel-based equivalents.
“This application validation paves the way for future licensees of the Ray Technology™ to address the growing demand for plant-based, renewable and recyclable materials,” said Zanna McFerson, managing director of Renewable Chemistries at Avantium.
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