Gevo and Toray Produce Renewable PET

Gevo has announced that it has successfully produced fully renewable and recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with its partner, Toray Industries.

PET is used for conversion into films and bottles for packaging, fibres for non-wovens and textiles, and resins for automotive applications.

Gevo employed prototypes of commercial operations from petrochemical and refining industries to make paraxylene from isobutanol.

Toray used its existing technology, new technology jointly developed with Gevo as well as Gevo's paraxylene and commercially available renewable monoethylene glycol to produce the fully renewable PET.