Progress ReportAfter producing samples of 80% bio-based PET at pilot scale in 2017, the Alliance has made further progress toward its goal of bringing its breakthrough technology to full commercial scale. It has notably selected a site in Sarnia, Ontario (Canada) (with the assistance of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada), and begun construction of its demonstration-scale plant.
The major process equipment has been fabricated and modules are under construction for this plant, which is expected to have a capacity of 18,000 tons of biomass and be fully operational by 2020. Following that milestone, the Alliance plans to increase production to 95% bio-based PET and achieve full commercial-scale soon after. Alliance members plan to continue their joint R&D efforts to increase the level of bio-based content, with the ultimate objective of reaching 100%.
About Nestlé Waters
Founded in 1992, Nestlé Waters is the water division of the Nestlé Group and the No. 1 bottled water company worldwide (sales of CHF 8.0 billion in 2017). Nestlé Waters employs more than 33,000 people worldwide. With over 93 production facilities situated in 33 countries around the world, Nestlé Waters has a unique portfolio of more than 50 brands.
About Origin Materials
Origin Materials is bio-based materials development company, headquartered in California, with an office and plant under development in Ontario, Canada. Our bio-based technology produces buildingblock furanic intermediates from second generation, lignocellulosic raw materials. Furanic intermediates can be used to make a variety of products including polymers, surfactants, plasticizers, carbon blacks, activated carbon and more.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2017, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, PepsiCola, Quaker and Tropicana.