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SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals

Description :
Acetaldehyde is a key raw material in production of a wide range of chemicals such as paint binders in alkyd paints and as a plasticizer for plastics. It is also used in the production of construction materials, fire retardant paints and explosives. The pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry uses acetaldehyde in the production of, for instance, sedatives and tranquilizers.

Product family :
Intermediate products > Chemical intermediates

Sectors/Markets :

Bio-based content
Sugar cane, corn or sugar beet
Up to 100%

Environmental gain
SEKAB delivers green acetaldehyde made from biologically produced ethanol to customers with high environmental standards. SEKAB’s production process runs on green bio-energy and therefore provides a product low on carbon dioxide emissions. The difference to fossil-derived acetaldehyde is significant – 0.75 kg compared to 5.7 kg CO2 per kg produced acetaldehyde.

Geographical target markets, Manufacturing place, Place of supply in plant biomass
Last update 04/06/2014
Data stemming from statements of the supplier
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