Bio-ethanol based ethylene

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The use of bioethanol-based ethylene as raw material for chemical products, especially to produce polyethylene and other polymers, is being considered an effective way to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and offer to the market an alternative of a commodity plastic with a wide range of applications and a low carbon footprint. The present article discloses the aspects relatives to the ethanol manufacture in Brazil using sugarcane as feedstock, the catalytic dehydration reaction, the plants operated in the past with this technology and the main characteristics of the processes.

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  • Biobased ethylene
  • Biopolymer
  • Ethanol dehydration
  • Green ethylene
  • Green polyethylene

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  • Antonio Morschbacker

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