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Bio-Propilen®

plant-based propylene glycol from completely renewable sources

Composition, quality, properties =
standard
  propylene glycol 

However, its carbon footprint 
50% smaller than newly produced hydrocarbon-based propylene glycol

IUPAC name:  Propane-1,2-diol

Synonyms:  monopropylene glycol, 1,2-dihydroxypropane, methylethylene glycol 1,2-dihydroxypropane, methylethylene glycol

EC #: 200-338-0

CAS #: 57-55-6

Molecular formula: C3H8O2 

REACH Registration Number: 01-2119456809-23-0012

Quality Categories: Technical and USP (US Pharmacopoeia)

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SUSTAINABLE PROPYLENE GLYCOL-BASED  HEAT TRANSFER LIQUID

Plant-based propylene glycol from a completely renewable source keeps the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted during their application in a circular system, mainly due to the re-absorption effect of the plants that serve as their raw materials.

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50% LOWER CLIMATE IMPACT

The production of our product, Bio-Propilen®  emits by 50% less carbon dioxide than the currently general propylene glycol-based heat transfer liquids from hydrocarbon sources (Ecoinvent - ISO14040 / 14044).

CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

The circular economy covers circular processes of efficient reuse of resources, materials and products. In this concept, the life of products and materials is extended as much as possible, and waste is reduced to a minimum level.

 

The European Union intends to promote the initial phase of this new type of economic model with great vigor, with ideas (tax relief and carbon duty) that will help to spread this approach as soon as possible in the field of chemicals used in industrial quantities .

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MPG dilution table (freezing point °C / concentration %)

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Sustainability summary:

Most common production process

Hydrolysis

Vegetable oils (crops)

Glycerol

Hydrogenolysis

Raw
propylene glycol

Fractional distillation

Standard propylene glycol

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - Per 1 tonne (T) :  
 

  • Based on Ecoinvent database and ISO 14040/14044 standards  (From raw material extraction to the end of the production process)

  • Carbon footprint = ∿ 2000 kg CO2 eq / T , which is approximately equal to (US EPA data):  

    • 8090 km travel (car)

    • ∿ consuming 850 liters of petrol  

    • burning 1000 kg of black coal

    • 3 month-long energy consumption of an average European household ​​

    • burning 5 barrels of oil

Carbon neutralization of this quantity would require at least: 

  • Development of 33 seedlings over 10 years

  • One-year-long carbon sequestration capacity of 1 hectare forest

Life cycle: 

1

+ CO2

2

+ CO2

3

+ CO2

4

+ CO2

5

crop production

production process

transportation - logistics

application

incineration / leakage

- CO2

 

With sustainability and the protection of our environment in mind, choose the most climate-friendly glycol-based heat transfer liquids currently available on the market:

 

>>  Propilen-Glecol®

>>  Etilen-Glecol® 

 

... and in case of used glycol, ask for our regeneration services!

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