Letter of Intent Solvay Collaborates with Trillium Renewable Chemicals to Produce Sustainable Bio-Carbon Fiber

Source: Press release

Solvay and Trillium Renewable Chemicals have joined hands to develop a bio-based acrylonitrile supply chain for producing bio-carbon fiber which can be used across various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and consumer goods.

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Sustainable carbon fiber from bio-based acrylonitrile.
Sustainable carbon fiber from bio-based acrylonitrile.
(Source: Solvay)

Brussels/Belgium – Solvay and Trillium Renewable Chemicals have signed a letter of intent to develop the supply chain for bio-based acrylonitrile (bio-ACN). Trillium will supply Solvay with bio-ACN from Trillium’s planned commercial asset, and Solvay will evaluate bio-ACN for carbon fiber manufacturing as part of its long-term commitment to developing sustainable solutions from bio-based or recycled sources. The aim of this partnership is to produce carbon fiber for use in various applications such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and consumer goods.

Acrylonitrile is a chemical intermediate typically made from petroleum-based feedstocks like propylene and is the primary raw material used in the production of carbon fiber. Trillium’s Bio-ACN process delivers acrylonitrile from plant-based feedstocks like glycerol with a lower carbon footprint.

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