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Santa Vitória Biopolymers Complex

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Start: 01/2013
Completion: 06/2015
Current Stage In operation
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Dow and Mitsui signed the JV for what will be the world's largest biopolymers facility, and which will be located in Santa Vitória, in the southern state of Minas Gerais. Ethanol derived from sugarcane will be used as feedstock at the site to produce plastics, initially for Latin America, and later for other markets. The plant will have a processing capacity ot 2.7M/t of sugarcane and will produce up to 240m/l of hydrated ethanol fuel a year.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Santa Vitória Biopolymers Complex
Project Type
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
350,000  t/y (tons per year)  Propylene
US$ 1.5bn
Completion Date

The facility will be located in the rural district of Santa Vitória, 10km from the city center, in the Triângulo Mineiro region of Brazil's Minas Gerais state.

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