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ETH to Supply Braskem’s ‘Green’ PE Plant

9:53 AM MDT | October 16, 2009 | Kara Sissell

ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) has signed a three-year contract to supply ethanol for Braskem’s “green polyethylene” unit under construction at Triunfo. The $93-million deal is for 150 million liters of ethanol and supply to the Triunfo unit is expected to begin in mid 2010, according to Brazilian press reports. Braskem’s PE plant will use ethanol derived from sugarcane, one of the most cost-effective ethanol processes given Brazil’s access to sugarcane and other technical factors, executives say. Braskem’s PE plant will...

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