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.
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