|2021-04-08 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据安迅思休斯敦4月5日消息，美国Origin公司与AECI SANS Technical Fibres宣布扩大合作关系来开发Origin公司将生物质转化为对二甲苯(PX)的工艺。
张春晓 摘译自 ICIS
US Origin and SANS expand partnership to develop renewable PX from biomass
US Origin and AECI SANS Technical Fibres announced an expansion of a partnership to develop Origin’s process to convert biomass into paraxylene (PX).
The partnership includes an agreement to buy carbon-negative polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to be used in a wide array of end products, including clothing, intimate apparel, footwear, and automotive sewing thread applications.
SANS is a wholly owned subsidiary of AECI, a strategic investor in Origin. The company makes thread for apparel and automotive applications.
The two companies will also work together to develop and commercialise new products based on Origin’s process to make renewable PX.
Origin’s process takes woody biomass and converts it into an intermediate that can be used to make renewable PX. The process is carbon negative.
Other companies have attempted and failed to make renewable PX. The feedstock would not only help offset greenhouse gas emissions, but offer a cost-competitive alternative to traditional PX to make PET.
PX is then used to make purified terephthalic acid (PTA), which is combined to monoethylene glycol (MEG) to make PET.
If successful, Origin believes its carbon-negative materials will help revolutionise a wide range of end products, including clothing, textiles, plastics, packaging, car parts, tyres, carpeting and toys.
The company estimates that the market for their technology could be worth about $1tr.