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BP partners with Virent and Johnson Matthey on Virent’s Bioforming® process for production of bio-paraxylene

Release date:
4 March 2019

4 March 2019

 

BP partners with Virent and Johnson Matthey on Virent’s Bioforming® process for production of bio-paraxylene

BP, Virent Inc. and Johnson Matthey (JM) have signed an agreement that will further advance the commercialization of Virent’s Bioforming® process for production of bio-paraxylene (PX), a key raw material for the production of renewable polyester.Virent’s Bioforming® technology, which is being developed with JM, produces drop-in reformate product from renewable sources that can be used to produce renewable fuels and also processed into lower carbon intensive bio-PX, the feedstock for bio- purified terephthalic acid (PTA), using existing technologies.