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Polimeri Europa and Novamont to set up bio-based chemical complex in Sardinia [Registered]

Polimeri Europa (a subsidiary of Eni) and Novamont (biodegradable plastics producer) announced on 13th June the construction of a bio-based chemical complex in Porto Torres (Sardinia, Italy). The joint venture will go by the name Matrica. The fifty-fifty joint venture includes construction of seven new plants and a research centre. The plants, which are scheduled to be operational by 2017, will produce a range of bioproducts from vegetable oil to bioplastics. The overall installed capacity of the complex is 350 kt/a of bio-products. Feedstocks that will be used have not been specified. The research centre devoted to bio-chemistry will be…

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