Avantium picks site for pilot biorefinery | July 24, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 30 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 30 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 24, 2017

Avantium picks site for pilot biorefinery

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, biorefining, lignin

The Dutch biobased chemical maker Avantium will locate a pilot plant for its Zambezi biorefining process at Chemport Europe, an industrial park at Akzo­Nobel’s site in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The Zambezi process is intended to convert wood chips into glucose, lignin, and a mixed-sugar syrup as raw materials for the chemical industry. Last year, Avantium formed a joint venture with BASF to develop a biobased process for making polyester bottle resin.

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