Lummus Technology (Houston) and Citroniq Chemicals LLC (Houston) announced that the two companies have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the development of Citroniq’s green polypropylene (PP) projects in North America. These projects will use Lummus’ VerdenePP technology suite.
“Lummus is honored to collaborate with Citroniq to bring this innovative and sustainable technology to market, which will facilitate further decarbonization of our industry,” said Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology. “Lummus is the global leader in licensing PP technology, and we can serve as a launch pad for Citroniq’s green, carbon-negative PP to meet the growing demand for products using sustainable materials.”
“Together, Citroniq and Lummus are creating the first world-scale sustainable bio-polypropylene production process in North America,” said Kelly Knopp, Principal and Co-Founder of Citroniq Chemicals. “The first plant will sequester about 1.2 MM tons of CO2 annually as solid polypropylene pellets, providing customers an impactful solution for reducing their carbon footprint and meeting their ESG goals.”
“With a projected investment of over US $5 billion and a combined PP annual capacity of over 3.5 billion pounds, Citroniq is prepared to execute a rapid expansion plan of its E2O process, to meet the market’s growing need for sustainable, carbon negative polypropylene at a competitive price,” said Mel Badheka, Principal and Co-Founder of Citroniq Chemicals. “Located in the Midwest, Citroniq’s first plant is scheduled to start production in 2026 and provide identical, drop-in products that can be directly certified as biogenic through physical testing.”