APLA '11: LANXESS eyes bio-based propylene from Braskem

08 November 2011 23:10  [Source: ICIS news]

BUENOS AIRES (ICIS)--LANXESS intends to secure bio-based propylene supplies from Brazilian producer Braskem, Marcelo Lacerda, CEO of LANXESS in Brazil, said on Tuesday.

Germany-based LANXESS already receives bio-based, or “green”, ethylene supplies from Braskem and also plans to secure green propylene from Braskem in the future, he said on the sidelines of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) annual meeting.

Braskem supplies LANXESS with bio-based ethylene feedstock, made by dehydrating ethanol from sugar cane, for the production of bio-based ethylene propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber.

Braskem does not currently produce bio-based propylene but is implementing a small-scale project to manufacture bio-based propylene from bio-based ethylene.

Lacerda did not disclose how LANXESS intends to use the bio-based propylene.

By: Anna Jagger
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