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Making Plastics from Alternative Feedstocks —a Totally Innovative Approach

1:12 PM MDT | April 12, 2010 | Alex Scott

The petrochemical industry will have to broaden its feedstock sources, moving away from crude oil to alternative raw materials, if it is to continue meeting global demand for petrochemical products at competitive prices through the middle of this century. Faced with this reality, the ideal approach may be to use technologies that enable companies to use a variety of feedstocks including natural gas, coal, and even biomass. New route to plastics: Tests at the Feluy pilot plant show the MTO-OCP process is ready for commercial use. Phototheque Total Petrochemicals...

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