TCAT-8的操作已确认产品产量和催化剂性能。还获得了过程控制和过程可靠性见解 - 商业操作和设计的关键因素。
Many applications and uses
BTX aromatics produced using the Bio-TCat Process can be used in a range of chemical applications to make commodity plastics such as polyester (polyethylene terephthalate or ‘PET’), polystyrenes, polycarbonates, nylons, ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) and polyurethanes, which are used to manufacture consumer goods such as beverage bottles, food packaging, clothing, footwear, carpeting, automotive and electronic components. BTX component benzene is also used to produce LAB (linear alkyl benzene), a strong surfactant used in laundry detergents.
Anellotech also has developed MinFree technology, an innovative, biomass pre-treatment process. With patents pending, MinFree has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale. Month-long trials converting MinFree-treated, low-mineral pine into bio-BTX at Anellotech’s pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life.
MinFree is expected to provide similar results with other woody biomass like eucalyptus and hard woods as well as agricultural residues like cotton straw, sugarcane bagasse and corn stover. We believe these advances could provide expanded feedstock flexibility and performance to many different applications.
到目前为止,Bio-TCat芳烃生产强g loblolly pine feedstock from the southern United States. Loblolly pine is abundant, low-cost and there is an existing, highly-efficient supply chain for growing, harvesting and transporting millions of tons for industrial applications.
However, the MinFree and Bio-TCat processes can be adapted to use other non-food biomass inputs. Anellotech is now selecting and testing additional feedstocks for further commercialization.
By using Plas-TCat to recycle plastic waste, companies could produce aromatics and olefins directly and these products will be more valuable compared to producing straight pyrolysis oils. An expectation of valuable products with a high yield could potentially pay for plastic waste feedstock in countries without subsidized trash collection infrastructure. Anellotech’s pilot plant is already in place – only minor modifications would be needed to handle plastic feedstock instead of wood.
纺织品是通过新工艺Tex-TCAT探索的另一种替代原料，该过程还利用Anellotech技术平台。Under consideration for conversion are cotton fabrics, synthetic fabrics (polyester, nylon, Lycra/Spandex, etc) as well as blends to turn into valuable aromatics and other chemicals to use as a ‘drop-in’ replacement for the petroleum-derived aromatics used to make the same virgin synthetic fabrics, or biofuels.
Creating 100% bio-based PET bottle
另一个重点是商业化生物 - 帕西克（Anellotech）与世界领先的消费者饮料公司之一Suntory合作。生物 - 顺叶是制造100％基于生物的PET瓶所需的关键丢失组件。Suntory目前使用30％的Bio Pet用于其Tennensui品牌的矿泉水，但其目的是为Tennensui和未来其他可能的其他品牌制作100％基于生物的宠物。
A BTX sample produced at TCat-8 has already been converted into high-purity bio-paraxylene, and larger volumes are now being prepared to make a 100% bio-PET resin for prototype bottle manufacture and product testing. These high-purity bio-paraxylene test samples have met the ASTM international specifications for downstream derivatives including PET conversion. This will be the industry’s first production of bio-PET from continuous, cost-effective processing of non-food biomass.
Sustainable technology confirmed by LCA
Made from renewable feedstocks, Bio-TCat products enable significant GHG reductions when compared to identical chemicals currently made from crude oil. This was confirmed by Jacobs (Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.), who conducted an in-depth review of Anellotech’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) lifecycle analysis (LCA) using its industry-respected refinery and petrochemical process models.
The LCA compared Bio-TCat aromatics produced using sustainably-sourced loblolly pine feedstock from the southern United States, to petro-aromatics produced in the US Gulf Coast from three crude oils, which represented a range of carbon intensities. Jacobs employed their proprietary models for oil production, transportation and refining to estimate the carbon intensity of producing high-purity paraxylene and benzene products.
结果发现CO2emissions for producing paraxylene and benzene from pulpwood using Anellotech’s process are estimated to be 70–80% lower than emissions for identical petro-based chemicals made from crude oils. If Bio-TCat is configured to make renewable gasoline and distillate fuel blendstocks, the reduction potential exceeds 90% as fuels are burned to make energy.
Anellotech is seeking to extend its strategic collaborations and license Bio-TCat to customers who want to capitalize on the improved sustainability and competitiveness of its technology to build and operate commercial plants. Biomass suppliers, chemicals manufacturers, refiners, brand owners and others across the supply chain are welcome to enquire about joining the Anellotech alliance network.
Research programs for chemical recycling of waste plastic and waste clothing are underway. Strategic partner engagement is welcome for both development funding and complimentary expertise in the waste supply chain, and future commercial plant locations.
该公司将继续与其合作伙伴合作，以确保性能，交付和质量 - 必不可少的，因为Anellotech会移动不断地交付其第一个商业生物播放工厂。
David Sudolsky, President & CEO of Anellotech Inc, 401 North Middletown Road, Pearl River, NY 10965, USA
T: +1 845 735 7700
Bio-TCat, Plas-TCat, AnelloMate, MinFree and Tex-TCat and registered trademarks of Allenotech.