Liquid Light partners with Coca-Cola to accelerate development of bio-MEG


Liquid Light, a company headquartered in New Jersey, USA, that develops and licenses process technology to convert CO2 into chemicals, has announced that it has entered into a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Company.

The agreement, which is targeted at the further acceleration of The Coca-Cola Company’sPlantBottles Coca-cola PlantBottle™ Packaging Program, aims to spur the development of Liquid Light’s technology, which can make mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide (CO2). Liquid Light’s approach enables more efficient use of plant material to make MEG. For example, a bio-ethanol production facility could 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.(KL)