Another use for ethanol

While I was at the NPRA convention in San Antonio, Texas over the past couple of days, I interviewed Jose Carlos Grubisich president, Braskem, he’s examining a technology that will convert ethanol into polyethylene, which is used in a range of things from shopping bags to cable ties.

Its likely to be a niche technology though, and will probably depend on the cost of ethanol remaining pretty low compared with other alternatives like refinery derived feedstocks. I’m aiming to post a short podcast of the interview with him before the end of the week. I’ll let you know when.

Sorry I’ve been so remiss about posting to the blog recently, I found concentrating on another part of my job, which has been sadly neglected: Web TV. It is surprising how long it takes to produce a couple of minutes of viewable TV… so that’s why there’s not been much posting. You can check out what I’ve been up to at It’ll give you the opportunity to see what our cartoonist had to work on. I think he did a good job.

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