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Bio-butadiene process

A unique eco-friendly process allows to produce butadiene - an important monomer in rubbers and plastics industry

November 2022
Gallery Bio-butadiene process 1
Gallery Bio-butadiene process 1
01.

Identification

ETB developed a technology for producing bio-based butadiene from ethanol. The core is the unique catalyst with high selectivity to butadiene and conversion produced using industrial carrier. This catalyst allows to produce butadiene from ethanol with high yield at lower temperature with high work time before regeneration (at least 100 hours) and doesn't need complicated equipment that makes our solution competitive at market. Around 2.1tones of ethanol are needed to produce 1 tone of butadiene.

Label Date November 2022
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For New clients, Funding, Partners, Network, Visibility, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Catalyst can be reused more than 6 times
  • Selectivity for the butadiene is more than 82% (vs. 60% with the traditional technology)
  • Additional 43,6kg of bio-hydrogen for every 1ton of butadiene
  • 3x reduction of CO2 emission
  • 2x less energy consumption
  • Renewable raw material
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Annual revenue of €126M with 100kton/year butadiene capacity
  • About 4 years payback time
  • Independence of butadiene price from oil price
04.

Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Noah Hirsch

Bio-butadiene: enabling bio-plastic and bio-rubber for tires

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Headquarters 6167 RD Geleen, Netherlands
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