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LyondellBasell uses renewable feedstock from Neste to produce over 30% bio-based polyethylene and polypropylene at commercial scale

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June 20, 2019
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by Gihan Hewage
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LyondellBassell dropped Neste's renewable hydrocarbons into one of its crackers in Wesseling, Germany, to be able to produce the polyolefins. While the polymers are not 100% bio-based, by optimizing the cracker to use increased percentages of Neste's bio-based feedstock, the partners can work together to increase the bio-content without having to build any new infrastructure. Although it is possible that LyondellBassell cannot produce 100% bio-based polyolefins using Neste's feedstock, its strategy allows for a straightforward path to commercial scale for a partially bio-based polymer, compared to novel routes that may require building up new production facilities.

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