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Polyethylene Verde (In Operation)

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On January 2009, Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem began construction of its new ethylene plant at its Triunfo petrochemical hub. The 200,000t plant will produce sugarcane ethanol-based polyethylene (PE) using starting materials from its Santa Clara terminal. The PE unit is the world's first to use 100% renewably sourced polypropylene. Construction, undertaken under the responsibility of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht and Gempro Engenharia, required nearly 2,200 workers. The plant, which received a license to operate in August, came online in early September 2010.

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Polyethylene Verde (In Operation)
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In operation
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US$ 150mn
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The plant is located in Braskem's southern petrochemical center, some 26km from Triunfo city and some 52km from Rio Grande do Sul state capital Porto Alegre in Brazil.

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