Cost-effective, sustainable monoethylene glycol production from renewable resources
Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is a vital ingredient in the production of polyester fibres and resins, and it is also used as an antifreeze agent in coolants. Global MEG production largely relies on petrochemical sources. The only commercially available bio-based method of MEG production is inefficient and expensive, which hampers its widespread use. The EU is supporting Netherlands-based company Avantium in developing a one-step process called Ray Technology for producing bio-MEG from renewable resources. The resulting product is competitive in terms of cost and quality compared to the one derived from fossil fuels. The EU-funded EGgPLANT project aims to scale up the technology on the road to its commercialisation.
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Funding SchemeSME-2 - SME instrument phase 2
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.