I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chementator Briefs
Caprolactam Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; www.genomatica.com) recently announced the production…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILESOLIDS PROCESSINGEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment Business & Economics

Propylene glycol

By Chemical Engineering |

Huntsman Corp. (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6896-545) plans to commercialize a process for making propylene glycol (PG) from glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, and will make the product available for customer trials within the next month. Using proprietary technology, the company will initially make the bio-based PG at its process-development center in Conroe, Texas. The bio-based PG is expected to be commercially available by 2008. Meanwhile, Ashland, Inc. (Covington, Ky.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6896-553) and Cargill (Minneapolis, Minn; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6896-546) are forming a joint venture to develop and produce bio-based chemicals. Initial plans include a 65,000-m.t./yr PG plant, located in Europe, that will also market refined glycerol.
Related Content
Biobutanol manufacturers merge
Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL; Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K.; www.greenbiologics.com), an industrial biotechnology company has merged with Butylfuel Inc., a U.S.-based renewable…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Improving chemical production processes with IIoT and AI technologies
New filtration technology for highly corrosive media
PTA production: Lowering OPEX without compromising on quality
Sure that zero means zero in your zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) process?
How separation processes profit from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions

View More