Bio-attributed EO from Ineos
Following three years of work to develop a low carbon ethylene oxide (EO) product and as part of its drive to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, Ineos Oxide has launched and made the first sales of its ‘bio-attributed EO’. Both the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Plus have certified that this is 100% renewable on a mass balance basis, not competing with food production, and delivers a greenhouse gas saving of over 100% compared to conventionally produced EO.
EO is an important building block for a wide variety of products that are used in the production of detergents, thickeners, solvents, and plastics. Ineos Oxide consumes it internally in the production of intermediates such as glycols, ethanolamines, glycol ethers and ethoxylates.