Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

Anellotech’s New Biomass Pre-Treatment Technology to Remove Minerals Successfully Demonstrated

Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

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Anellotech’s New Biomass Pre-Treatment Technology to Remove Minerals Successfully Demonstrated at 20 Metric Tons/Day Scale

Anellotech’s MinFree™ technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale.

Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ process TCat-8® pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life.

MinFree™ is expected to provide similar results with other woody biomass like eucalyptus and hard woods, and agricultural residues like cotton straw, sugarcane bagasse and corn stover.

Anellotech is in discussions with feedstock suppliers and other participants in the supply chain to select the next feedstock for development and commercialization with the MinFree™ process.

David Sudolsky, Anellotech’s President & CEO, said, “We have successfully validated loblolly pine and with our partner Axens have begun engineering work for a commercial plant. Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

We now want to move forward to develop the next feedstock(s) for use in the Bio-TCat™ process.

We look forward to working with other feedstock growers as partners to assess and commercialize abundant feedstocks for conversion to valuable chemicals and fuels.”

MinFree™ also has application in the bioenergy sector.

The MinFree™ process removes high levels of mineral elements from agricultural residues which could cause fouling, erosion and corrosion, enabling the use of residues as economical feedstocks in addition to wood pellets. Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

About Anellotech

Anellotech (http://www.anellotech.com) is a technology company focused on commercializing innovative production of cost-competitive renewable chemicals and fuels from non-food biomass. Founded in 2008, Anellotech has raised US$80 million in cash and in-kind contributions to date.

Its patented Bio-TCat™ technology is an efficient thermal catalytic process for converting biomass into BTX aromatics (a mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene) which are chemically identical to petroleum-based counterparts.

High purity benzene, toluene and xylenes are used to make commodity polymers such as polyester (polyethylene terephthalate or “PET”), polystyrenes, polycarbonates, nylons and polyurethanes which are used to manufacture plastic consumer goods such as beverage bottles, food packaging, clothing, footwear, carpeting, automotive and electronic components. Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

Bio-TCat™ technology can also produce renewable AnelloMate™ fuel blendstocks which can be used to lower the GHG emissions of producing gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, and low-sulphur marine fuels. Anellotech Biomass PreTreatment Technology

The Bio-TCat™ process is being demonstrated with loblolly pine feedstocks at Anellotech’s TCat-8® pilot plant in Silsbee, Texas which is currently producing aromatics from loblolly pine and generating data to be used for scale-up and commercial plant design by Anellotech and its R&D, engineering and licensing partners IFPEN and Axens.

For further information contact:

David Sudolsky

Anellotech Inc.

+1 (845) 735 7700

DSudolsky@anellotech.com

Kathryn Sheridan

Sustainability Consult

+32 (0)496 116198

ks@sustainabilityconsult.com

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Contract styrene monomer Europe

The July contract price of styrene fell in Europe at EUR48 per ton Contract styrene monomer Europe 

Contract styrene monomer Europe

MOSCOW The contract price of styrene monomer in Europe was finally agreed at EUR994 per ton for July deliveries, which is EUR48 per ton lower compared to the level of the previous month, ICIS reported. Contract styrene monomer Europe 

The contract price was negotiated on delivery terms free on board (FOB) Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA).

Five parties confirmed their deals at the level of EUR965, EUR992, EUR999, EUR1 020 per ton, respectively.

One producer and consumer agreed on the price of EUR965 per ton, and another seller concluded with the buyer EUR992 per ton. The third supplier agreed the following deals with two consumers, respectively EUR999 per ton and EUR1020 per ton.

Styrene is the main raw material component for the production of polystyrene (PS).

According to a review of the Market Report Price Forecast , Asian and European markets throughout June did not exert noticeable pressure on the price of Russian polystyrene (PS) in July.

In June, the spot value of styrene was in the range of $ 915-960 / t. The contract price of the monomer was slightly changed in June.

Also, no significant change in prices of all types of European PS is expected.

The expected export value of PS of European plants is as follows: PSS / M – EUR1140-1180 per ton, and UPS / M – EUR1220-1260 per ton, FCA plant, excluding VAT. Taking into account the delivery to the Russian market, the European PSS / M was offered from 102,000 rubles. per ton, CPT Moscow, including VAT. Contract styrene monomer Europe 

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Anna Larionova

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Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA 05-07-2019

Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are in downward trend.

Crude oil  contiues to be on roller coasters.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be in health .

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 970/1,010 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,950/8,100 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 8,000/8,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 8,050/8,150 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 805/815 $/ton PTA domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/tonMEG  535/550 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,350/4,450 yuan/tonPX Korea 815/825$/ton  Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PET

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,800/8,950  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 10,200/10,300  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 8,500/8,600 yuan/ton

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

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-Anellotech’s New Biomass Pre-Treatment Technology to Remove Minerals Successfully Demonstrated

Anellotech’s New Biomass Pre-Treatment Technology to Remove Minerals Successfully Demonstrated at 20 Metric Tons/Day Scale

Anellotech’s MinFree™ technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale.

Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ process TCat-8® pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life.

Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

-Sales revenue of Adiponitrile to surge in the near future owing to rapid adoption across key industries

The report compiled by Persistence Market Research focuses on factors influencing the present scenario of the ‘Adiponitrile market’. The research report also offers concise analysis referring to commercialization aspects, profit estimations and market size of the industry. In addition, the report highlights the competitive standing of major players in the projection timeline, which also includes their portfolios and expansion endeavors.

Adiponitrile or hexanedinitrile is a colorless organic liquid compound. It finds its major application as a precursor for polymer nylon 6-6 which is known for its high mechanical strength and hence finds an array of applications including conveyor belts, carpet fibers, and electro-insulating elements amongst others.Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

-KraussMaffei and NETSTAL to combine under KraussMaffei brand

KraussMaffei and NETSTAL are to combine into a single company under the KraussMaffei name.

The new joint company will now present itself even more effectively, first and foremost in the medical technology and packaging industries.

Hans-Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Moulding Machinery segment at KraussMaffei, said: “Under the single, strong KraussMaffei brand, we are combining our injection moulding expertise from all application areas.”

“We will be pushing ahead the world of injection moulding more than ever, in keeping with our new, shared motto, Pioneering Plastics.”

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-Korean Chemical Companies Accelerating Development of Eco-friendly Plastics

South Korea’s major chemical companies are accelerating research and development (R&D) and commercialization of environmentally friendly plastics. Eco-friendly plastics are becoming an issue of growing importance around the globe and there is a growing interest in environment protection in the country due to non-biodegradable plastic trash problems.

SK Chemicals Co. is most actively seeking to develop polylactic acid (PLA), a bioplastic derived from renewable biomass, typically from fermented plant starch such as from corn, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp.

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-Pearlised BOPP Film Market: How Brands are Winning the Race?

One of the most preferred polymers in food packaging and in printing application is polypropylene due to its excellent properties like high-temperature resistance, low moisture resistance, and high stiffness.

To improve mechanical properties, this film is stretched in both directions and across machine to form biaxially oriented polypropylene films (BOPP film).

Fillers such as talc and calcium carbonate and pigments are added to BOPP film to provide a pearly aesthetic look and improve optical properties.

Pearlised BOPP film finds application majorly in cold drink packaging such as ice cream packaging, biscuits, sweets, and flavour snack packaging.

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-Israelis at the forefront of fast-growing algae market

Several Israeli companies are taking advantage of the country’s ideal environmental conditions for algae farming.

For thousands of years, consuming algae has been part of the native diets of Africa, Central America, South America and Southeast Asia. But today, algae are much more than a wrap for sushi – they are also used to produce a wide range of products such as food additives, natural pigments, chemical-free fabric dyes, biodegradable plastics and biofuels.

Israel has exponentially expanded the country’s knowledge and presence in the algae industry by spearheading research,including developing algal-based technologies.

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-Teijin to acquire Benet Automotive to expand European automotive business

Teijin Limited has announced it will acquire Benet Automotive s.r.o.(Benet), an automotive composite and component supplier in the Czech Republic, from Jet Investment.

Teijin is growing its automotive composites business with proprietary lightweight, high-performance materials, and design capabilities, to become a multi-material component supply partner of automotive OEM customers served by Teijin hubs in Europe, North America and Asia. Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

-Downward Pricing for Polyolefins, PET; Flat-to-Up for PS, PVC

Overall, slowed global demand and improved supply/demand balance scenarios are likely to keep prices of the five volume resins relatively stable.

As we got into the second half of the year, the pricing trajectory has been downward for PP, PET and PE. Actually, prices of PP and PET may bottom out this month, owing to typical inventory buildup in the July-August timeframe for the former and upward pressure from feedstock costs for the latter.

In contrast, prices of PE are generally expected to drop owing to a decline in global prices and an amply supplied market.

There’s an upward pricing trajectory for PS and PVC, driven by feedstock benzene in the case of the former and suppliers’ claims of tight supply in the case of the latter. However, in the case of both resins, all other key driving factors are pointing to a flat-to-down trajectory.

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-Polypropylene (PP) prices rise in FEA and SEA

PP prices this week, witnessed a rise in the Far East and South East Asian regions. The price rise, was triggered by stronger import offers, from overseas producers coupled with deals, concluded at higher price levels in the region.

CFR Far East Asia, PP raffia and PP injection prices were assessed at the USD 1035/mt levels, while PP film prices were assessed at the USD 1055/mt levels, both up USD 20/mt from the previous week. BOPP prices were also assessed at the USD 1055/mt levels, a week on week gain of USD 20/mt. PP block copolymer prices were assessed higher at the USD 1080/mt levels, a week on week increase of USD 20/mt.

In South East Asia (SEA), PP raffia and PP injection grade prices were assessed at the USD 1060/mt levels, a week on week rise of USD 10/mt. PP film prices were assessed at the USD 1075/mt levels, a gain of USD 10/mt from the last week. BOPP prices were assessed at the USD 1080/mt levels, while PP block copolymer prices were assessed at the USD 1095/mt CFR levels, both up USD 10/mt week on week.

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-Coexpan and Emsur will open Innotech innovation and development centre in Madrid in July 2019.

The centre will focus on two main aspects; to promote sustainability, circular economy and food safety and accelerate the processes to develop and launch sustainable products.

Circular Economy

With this in mind, the centre, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (the international headquarters of both Divisions), will invite customers, suppliers, associations, public bodies and universities to come together to cooperate in projects to develop more efficient and sustainable packaging.

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-BASF to unveil first polybutylene terephthalate for extrusion and thermoforming at K2019

On the occasion of this year’s K fair, BASF will launch and present its new product Ultradur B6551 LNI for extrusion and the worldwide first thermoformable PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) Ultradur B6560 M2 FC TF. An interdisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, and engineers developed the products from lab to reality.

Both new grades combine all the well-known characteristics of the Ultradur family like high melting point, low water uptake, high dimensional stability and good barrier properties. Though, up to now the melt strength of PBT was not sufficient to make it a preferred product for extrusion.

By connecting and branching the polymer chains via tailor-made additives, the experts of BASF gained a very high melt strength. Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

-Fabio Perini creates eco-friendly packaging for tissue converting

Fabio Perini has developed a “green” primary and secondary packaging solution for tissue products that can adapt to current systems and existing equipment as part of the push to decrease plastic use in packaging.

To accomplish this, Fabio Perini had to identify the most suitable alternative to plastic for primary packaging. This material had to be not only eco-sustainable, recyclable and/or compostable, but also as versatile as the polyethylene in terms of availability, product protection, packaging options, printability and resistance to production-related mechanical stress.

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-Oxford recycling: Wrong items wasting thousands, city council say

OXFORD City Council is reminding city households to put the right materials in their recycling bins and says £12,000 of taxpayers’ money was wasted in six weeks as a result.

It says most city residents ‘recycle very well’ but incorrect items mean good quality material can end up being rejected.

Recycling should be ‘loose, rinsed and squashed with any excess in a clear sack or cardboard box’.

Incorrect items in blue recycling bins include food and food-soiled items, black bin liners, nappies and textiles. If included, they can lead to an entire load being rejected.

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-Cifra expands its design department and yarn offerings

Cifra, a leader in production of knitwear with WKS technology which is internationally patented, is investing in research and design thanks to the expansion of its design department and the addition of new eco-sustainable yarn offerings. Cifra is an Italian company known as warp knit centre of excellence that produces garments with an exclusive technology.

“Our work is customised at every stage so that we may offer a completely exclusive product, created with the most current, increasingly cutting-edge technology on the market. Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA

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