Masdar, Mitsubishi, INPEX to explore green hydrogen-based plastic production

Masdar, Mitsubishi Chemical Group (MCG) and INPEX CORPORATION are set to explore the commercial-scale production of polypropylene made from carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen in Abu Dhabi.

The partners will look to utilise green hydrogen and CO2 to create e-methanol, which will subsequently be converted to propylene and polypropylene, a type of plastic material used in everyday items such as bottles, jars and food packaging.

Under an agreement, Masdar, MCG and INPEX will assess the techno-economic feasibility of a commercial-scale plant for the conversion of the fuels to plastic.

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