Adapting refineries to producing sustainable alternatives to petrochemical-based polyurethanes
Oil & Gas SME
Downstream Oil & Gas
The plastics industry is slowly transitioning towards the use of bio-based plastics, driven by global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. These bio-based polymers are manufactured using feedstocks derived from renewable sources instead of petrochemical-based sources. Our Client, a major oil refiner that produced petrochemical products, knew that increasing demand for bio-based plastics would soon impact their business’s bottom line.
To continue meeting the needs of their customers in the plastics industry, the Client wanted to gain a better understand their customers’ needs, and evaluate both available and experimental technological approaches for creating bio-based feedstocks for plastics. They asked CamIn for expert, actionable advice on how they could meet these new challenges.
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After conferring with the Client on their goals, CamIn assembled a team of leading experts, including industry professionals with extensive experience in plastics and polyurethane manufacturing, and scientists who were researching methods to produce bio-based feedstocks.
Working with our industry experts, we developed a detailed description of the conventional production process for polyurethanes, and identified the most important technical criteria that bio-based alternatives would have to meet in order to serve as effective substitutes for petrochemical-based feedstocks. Working with our science experts, our team then researched and evaluated the most promising renewable feedstock manufacturing processes currently under development.