Major users in the growing $18 billion worldwide glycol market are looking for renewable yet economical alternatives to petrochemical glycols for the manufacture of polyester, plastics, antifreeze and other materials found in common consumer products. Agricultural, forestry and biofuel companies are seeking to create value from available surplus, byproduct or waste sugars. S2G BioChem is uniquely positioned with its distributed bioglycol plants to fill this growing need.
S2GBioChem’s standardized and packaged plants are designed to produce bioglycols in an efficient, low cost and low-capital manner on-site at sugar producers. This close proximity provides logistics savings, security of feedstock supply and capital efficiency. Supported by our partners, IPCI, HTEC and SDE, the distributed plants take advantage of IPCI’s unique catalytic hydro-treating process to convert sugars to glycols developed over 15 years and with an investment of over $20 million.
Distributed production plants build on the commercial experience of an IPCI licensee. Generating approximately $200 million in annual revenue, a major corn processing company commissioned a world-scale 200,000 tpy Sugar-to-Glycol facility in 2007.
Specific features and benefits of S2GBioChem’s Distributed Sugar-to-Glycol plants:
Our distributed production of S2GBioChem’s bioglycols offers significant advantages over centralized production:
The result is a process that provides a profitable revenue stream for sugar producers and an economical source of green bioglycols for users. Annual glycol demand growth is approximately 500,000 tpy ensuring there is sufficient demand to absorb this new capacity.
S2GBioChem and its partners, International Polyol Chemical Inc., Sacré Davey Engineering and HTEC Hydrogen Technology and Energy company design standardized plants which meet the required installed capital cost for a profitable project. The plants have been simplified while maintaining full attention to reliable and safe operation.