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Taiwan Builds Ethanol-to-Ethylene Complex as Part of Bio-PET Supply Chain

6:37 AM MDT | October 20, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Greencol Taiwan Corp. (GTC; Kaohsiung, Taiwan), an equally owned joint venture between China Man-Made Fiber Corp. (Taipei) and the trading group Toyota Tsusho Corp. (Nagoya City, Japan), will build a 100,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Kaoshiung, Taiwan, which will use bio-ethanol as feedstock. The bio-ethanol, produced from sugar cane, will be imported by Toyota Tsusho from Brazil. GTC has awared a contract to Chemtex  International (Wilmington, NC) to engineer the plant using the Petron Scientech (Princeton, NJ) technology. Chemtex is the exclusive...

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