Liquid Light, a New Jersey-headquartered company developing and licensing process technology to convert CO2 into chemicals, has announced that it has entered into a technology development agreement with Coca-Cola Company.
The agreement is targeted at the further acceleration of Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle programme via the development of Liquid Light’s technology, which can make monoethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide (CO2), as a component of PET plastics and fibres.
Liquid Light’s approach enables more efficient use of plant material to make MEG. A bio-ethanol production facility could, for example, make bio-MEG from the CO2 byproduct that results from converting plant material into ethanol. The technology has the potential to reduce both the environmental footprint and the cost of producing MEG. MEG is one of the components used to make The Coca-Cola Company’s plant-based PET plastic bottle.
Additional details of the agreement are not being disclosed at this time.