19 November 2007 17:09 [Source: ICIS news]
BUENOS AIRES (ICIS news)--Brazilian state-run energy major Petrobras is researching technology to produce petrochemical feedstock from cellulose, a company executive said on Monday.
“Petrobras is aware of the potential of renewable feedstock in the future,” petrochemical project manager Paulo Turazzi de Carvalho of Petrobras said in Portuguese on the sidelines of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) meeting.
Turazzi spoke to ICIS news after making a presentation on Petrobras to the APLA audience.
He said the company does not have any current plans to use ethanol derived from cellulose for cracking but said that as the technology is developed it could well become a viable source of renewable feedstock.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|