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Braskem Starts Production of Green Ethylene

9:03 AM MDT | September 30, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Braskem says it has started production its $278-million ethanol-to-ethylene plant at Triunfo, Brazil. The green ethylene produced at the site will be converted into polyethylene (PE) at existing plants in the Triunfo complex, and will produce about 200,000 m.t./year of green PE, the company says.   “Braskem’s green plastics are made from CO2 sequestered from the atmosphere through sugarcane photosynthesis,” says Bernardo Gradin, CEO of Braskem. “It is also the most competitive of all plastics made from renewable sources. This has been...

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