World's largest ethylene-from-ethanol plant in Brazil


On line as of September 3, 2010, Braskem's new ethylene-from-ethanol plant in the Triunfo Complex of southern Brazil boasts 200,000 ton/year capacity of green polyethylene, and according to the company, is made possible by technology investments of US$278 million and a well-developed Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry.

The new plant will consume around 462 million liters of ethanol per year, which will come from the Brazilian states to the south and southeast. The ethanol suppliers are included in a Code of Conduct setting sustainability criteria through compliance with environmental guidelines such as the São Paulo State Environmental Protocol, the "UN Global Compact," Brazilian labor law, and regulations on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions....
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