Braskem, Haldor Topsoe Produce Biobased MEG

Braskem, São Paulo, and Haldor Topsoe, Denmark, report they have managed to produce biobased monoethylene glycol (MEG) — a raw material used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — by transforming sugar into renewable MEG using a demonstration MOSAIK™ technology unit. Next steps involve sampling the products with strategic partners to test the raw material and gain validation for the biobased MEG.

“This first-ever production of MOSAIK-MEG is a major step forward in our project and underlines Braskem’s commitment to the Circular Economy through renewable chemicals,” said Gustavo Sergi, executive officer of Renewable Chemicals and Specialties, Braskem.

November/December 2020