SCGC Joins the Launch of PYROCO2, a CO2 Capture and Utilisation Project, in Norway
On 5 October 2022, SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited, a corporate member of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, led by Dr Butra Boonliang, Head of Technology Strategy and Portfolio Management, and Dr Tossapol Khamnaen, Senior Researcher-Advanced Materials, joined the launch of PyroCO2, a demonstration plant project based on a carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technology, hosted by SINTEF in Norway. The core of the demonstration plant is to produce 4,000 tons of acetone – a key organic solvent in industrial manufacturing processes – per year from carbon dioxide using the process of fermentation.
SCGC’s key role in this project involves various applications of acetone, such as conversion into propylene, a chemical that can serve as a substitute in manufacturing processes. As SCGC is the first Thai company to join the event under EU Commission’s grant, this presents an excellent opportunity for SCGC to learn about this technology and use it to strive towards its 2050 carbon-neutral goal.
About SCG Chemical Public Company Limited (SCGC)
SCGC focuses on inventing “Chemical Innovations” to drive the ASEAN economy and elevate the quality of life, in accordance with ESG and circular economy. Moreover, SCGC develops technology and innovation toward HVAs in infrastructure, consumable packaging, mobility, medical and well-being, and energy solutions. The main business is the production of plastic resins or polymers moulded into products used in our everyday lives, ranging from food packaging, automotive parts, medical equipment, and electrical appliances to infrastructures, such as pressure-resistant pipes and telecommunication cables, among others.
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