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Cosun Beet Company and Avantium join forces to produce plant-based glycols (plantMEG™ and plantMPG™) from beet sugar, using Avantium's patented Ray Technology™.
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PlantMEG (mono-ethylene glycol) is a fully recyclable, plant-based, high-purity product used in applications such as polyester packaging (PET and PEF), textiles and antifreeze. Almost all MEG currently on the market is produced from fossil raw materials (oil, gas and coal).

PlantMPG (monopropylene glycol, also known as 1,2-propanediol) is a non-toxic, plant-based, high-purity product that is used in a wide range of applications, such as unsaturated polyester resins for coatings and compounds, for example in modern wind turbine blades, as well as a heat-conducting fluid for solar panels and in airport de-icing operations.

Cosun Beet Company and Avantium will form a joint venture in 2021 and take an investment decision to build a commercial plant in the first half of 2023. Commercial operation could start in 2025.

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