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Toray and Gevo partner for biobased PET [Registered]

Toray Industries in partnership with Gevo signed an offtake agreement for bio-paraxylene (bioPX) produced at Gevo’s planned pilot plant. The agreement will enable Toray to carry out pilot-scale production of biobased polyethylene terephthalate (bioPET), of its fibres and films for the first time in the world. Toray also plans to offer samples to its business partners, who are the end-users, in 2013 for market evaluation. Gevo operates a plant that produces the product employing its highly effective proprietary production technology. Gevo has also succeeded in the synthesis of bioPX at the laboratory level utilizing conventional chemical processes. Since there is…

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