Posted in | Materials Processing

Global Specialty Chemicals Innovator, Perstorp, Drives Forward Project to Produce Recycled Methanol

Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, will investigate the potential production of recycled methanol, using carbon dioxide and residual streams, at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund. The Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) will partly finance this ambitious feasibility study.

Perstorp will investigate the potential production of recycled methanol, using carbon dioxide and residual streams, at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund. (Photo: Perstorp)

Methanol is one of Perstorp’s major raw materials, used to produce polyols and formates, the building blocks of many consumer goods such as coatings and paints, composite materials, detergents, adhesives, cosmetics and synthetic lubricants. Methanol is also used for Perstorp’s next generation, phthalate free, plasticizer, Pevalen.

Industrially, methanol is mainly produced from fossil materials like natural gas or coal. This project not only aims to reduce process related carbon dioxide emissions but, at the same time, produce a more sustainable, recycled methanol to replace fossil methanol as a raw material in Perstorp´s production. The methanol would for example be used in Perstorp’s renewable, Pro-Environment products and solutions.

Funding from the Swedish Energy Agency is supporting Perstorp to undertake this feasibility study that will evaluate the concept, including: a new plant, the integration of raw materials, fuel, energy and residual streams and new logistical solutions for the methanol.

The methanol project will, if successful, significantly support Perstorp’s strive to contribute to, and be a part of, a sustainable society. In 2017 the company announced its ambition to become Finite Material Neutral which, in part, means shifting from using finite, fossil raw materials to renewable, reused or recycled ones.

Perstorp’s President and CEO, Jan Secher, said, “We have taken on a tough sustainability ambition. This methanol project is a development that supports the growing global demand from end consumers and brand owners for more sustainable products and materials. In the chemical industry, Perstorp is a leader in this transition and we are proud to have the support of the SEA in developing this important and innovative project.

In line with the ambition to become Finite Material Neutral, Perstorp has developed a unique product range of renewable, low carbon footprint Pro-Environment products and solutions. These are based on the same molecules as their fossil equivalents, but produced from renewable or recycled origin. The first products were launched in 2017. Since then the portfolio has extended and production has expanded from Sweden to Germany.

Source: https://www.perstorp.com/

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Perstorp Holding AB. (2019, June 29). Global Specialty Chemicals Innovator, Perstorp, Drives Forward Project to Produce Recycled Methanol. AZoM. Retrieved on January 24, 2021 from https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=51568.

  • MLA

    Perstorp Holding AB. "Global Specialty Chemicals Innovator, Perstorp, Drives Forward Project to Produce Recycled Methanol". AZoM. 24 January 2021. <https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=51568>.

  • Chicago

    Perstorp Holding AB. "Global Specialty Chemicals Innovator, Perstorp, Drives Forward Project to Produce Recycled Methanol". AZoM. https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=51568. (accessed January 24, 2021).

  • Harvard

    Perstorp Holding AB. 2019. Global Specialty Chemicals Innovator, Perstorp, Drives Forward Project to Produce Recycled Methanol. AZoM, viewed 24 January 2021, https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=51568.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Submit