November 21, 2011

Toray's 100% bio-PET via Gevo PX

Let me put this news in before I completely get lost on the incoming busy holiday season.

Japan chemical firm Toray announced last week that it has successfully produced in laboratory scale its 100% renewable-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber using Gevo's isobutanol-derived paraxylene (PX).  If readers recall the blog's recent post on Gevo, the companies are currently on the planning stage to establishing commercial-scale operations for the bio-PX, targeting a pilot production next year and commercial production by 2014.

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