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The Brazilian company Braskem and technology company Lummus have entered into a partnership to issue worldwide licences for Braskem's commercial green ethylene technology, which is used for the production of bio-based plastics (plastics made from sugar cane), among other things.
Editorial office / Rotterdam

Braskem has been the world’s largest biopolymer producer for over 10 years, with its European headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company recently announced the target of producing 1 million tonnes of I’m green™ polyethylene from sugar cane by 2030. Worldwide, there is an increase in the demand for green ethylene.

Lummus Technology, which specialises in ethylene production technologies, licenses approximately 40 per cent of the world’s ethylene capacity, giving it both the technical capacity and licensing expertise to further develop and market the technology behind green ethylene. This partnership enables the licensing of the technology worldwide.

“This partnership helps the world to diversify feedstock sources for chemicals and plastics with biomass,” said Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology. “With this initiative, we hope to contribute to an alternative for the industry to move towards a carbon-neutral circular economy,” said Walmir Soller, VP Olefins/Polyolefins Braskem Europe & Asia and CEO Braskem Netherlands BV.

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