Our mission is to establish world-leading positions in FDCA and PEF. To realize this ambition, we intend to construct a reference plant at the BASF Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium, with a capacity of 50,000 metric tons of PEF a year. The next move will be to license our technology for industrial-scale production.
Alongside its environmental benefits, the polymer PEF offers increased performance in comparison with PET and other packaging materials, such as fossil-based plastics, aluminum or glass. These benefits mean that PEF is viable for a range of additional applications that have so far been beyond the reach of PET.
Synvina produces FDCA at its pilot plant in Geleen, The Netherlands, using the YXY® process developed by Avantium and based on fructose as a renewable raw material. Currently, we are polymerizing FDCA to PEF externally at our partners’ facilities.