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Ethylene-from-Ethanol Plant Braskem to produce green ethylene

| Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

Braskem has inaugurated the world’s largest ethylene-from-ethanol plant in the Triunfo Petrochemical Complex, Brazil, permitting the production of 200,000 tons of green polyethylene per year.

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As a result, the company will be providing the world with resin made from renewable sources, and taking another step towards its goal of becoming the world leader in sustainable chemistry with diversified and competitive raw material sources. The project, which absorbed investments of almost R$500 million, was based on the company’s own technology. “The completion of this project is a landmark for Braskem, the realization of a dream shared with our clients, who can now acquire an even more sustainable product,” declared the company’s CEO, Bernardo Gradin. The deadline for the construction of the green ethylene plant was reduced to 16 months, under budget and with no accidents resulting in workers having to take time off.

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