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Mitsui Chemicals Group's Bio-Polypropylene produced from biomass unlike other major resins

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc is conducting the world's first bio-PP industrialization demonstration test.

They aim to commercialize bio-PP, which has yet to be produced from biomass unlike other major resins, so that, they build a circular model throughout the manufacturing supply chain to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

The new production method being attempted for commercialization sees various biomass mainly non-edible plants are fermented to produce isopropanol (IPA), which is then dehydrated to obtain propylene in a first-of-its-kind IPA method. Compared to other biomass production approaches studied by other companies thus far, this one could prove to be a more cost-effective way to manufacture bio-PP.

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