Renewable chemicals commercialisation to step up in 2018

The year 2017 saw several announcements that point towards a more focussed intent to construct demonstration and commercial manufacturing facilities for renewable chemicals. However, it was also a year of uncertainty with several established players and buyers such as M&G, Abengoa, DowDuPont, Greencol, Toyota Tsusho, Coca-Cola, Solvay, and TerraVia, among others, either exiting their biobased chemicals and biofuels businesses due to financial difficulties or retreating to the sidelines as economics for renewables continue to struggle against the backdrop of low crude oil and petrochemical prices.

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