January 2018

Trends and Resources

Innovations

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar.

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Producing monoethylene glycol from sugar Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The agreement calls for the construction of a demonstration plant in Denmark, with operations slated to begin in 2019. The demonstration plant will conduct tests to validate the technology and confirm its technical and economic feasibility, which is a critical step before launching production on an industrial scale and commercial operations. The unit will be flexible to validate the technology in different raw materials, such as sucrose, dextrose and second-generation sugars. MEG is a key componen

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