Decarbonization Avenue : C2V - CO2 to Value

In fact

CO2-to-bioethylene pilot plant

Occidental & Cemvita join hands to produce ethylene from CO2 using the microbial pathway, and the venture claims that the technology is competitive with ethylene produced from hydrocarbons

The process was developed by taking a gene from a banana and genetically engineering it into Cemvita's microorganism, said Tara Karimi, chief technology officer of Cemvita. If successful, the project could provide Occidental with another source of ethylene, which it uses to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

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