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Toray and Gevo Sign Offtake Agreement for Bio Para-xylene

4:08 AM MDT | June 28, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries says it has signed an offtake agreement with Gevo (Englewood, CO) for renewable bio-para-xylene (bioPX) produced at Gevo’s planned pilot plant. The agreement will enable Toray to carry out pilot-scale production of fully renewable, bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (bioPET). Gevo has succeeded in the synthesis of bioPX at the laboratory level utilizing conventional chemical processes, Toray says. Since there is great interest in bioPET from end-users, Gevo plans to build a pilot plant for producing bioPX. The production of bioPET for...

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