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Potential for Bio-based Chemicals Production in Singapore's Petrochemical Cluster
, Tay J.J.M., Seto C.T.H., Adhitya A., Halim I., Balagurunathan B.
Published in Elsevier B.V.
2012
Volume: 31
   
Pages: 885 - 889
Abstract
Singapore's petrochemical industry plays an integral part in the nation's economy. The industry is highly dependent on crude oil as the major feedstock. This could prove increasingly unsustainable with depleting fossil fuels resources and growing environmental concerns over greenhouse gases emissions. Using renewable feedstocks such as biomass is one possible solution. This paper evaluates the potential for bio- based chemicals production in Singapore's petrochemical cluster, focusing on polylactic acid (PLA). Cost and carbon footprint assessment of the PLA supply chain using various bio-renewable feedstocks sourced from the region is presented. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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JournalData powered by TypesetComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier B.V.
ISSN15707946
Open AccessNo