Supply of Sustainable Bio-Chemical Glycols

Major users in the growing $18 billion worldwide glycol market are looking for renewable yet economical alternatives to petrochemical glycols for the manufacture of polyester, plastics, antifreeze and other materials found in common consumer products. Agricultural, forestry and biofuel companies are seeking to create value from available surplus, byproduct or waste sugars. S2G BioChem is uniquely positioned with its distributed bioglycol plants to fill this growing need.

Onsite, Distributed Production

S2GBioChem’s standardized and packaged plants are designed to produce bioglycols in an efficient, low cost and low-capital manner on-site at sugar producers. This close proximity provides logistics savings, security of feedstock supply and capital efficiency. Supported by our partners, IPCI, HTEC and SDE, the distributed plants take advantage of IPCI’s unique catalytic hydro-treating process to convert sugars to glycols developed over 15 years and with an investment of over $20M.

Distributed production plants build on the commercial experience of an IPCI licensee. Generating approximately $200M in annual revenue, a major corn processing company commissioned a world-scale 200,000 tpy Sugar-to-Glycol facility in 2007.

Specific features and benefits of S2GBioChem’s Distributed Sugar-to-Glycol plants:

  • Standardized, packaged, 7,500-25,000 tpy on-site, skid-mounted plants
  • Proven and profitable technology in world-scale commercial operation
  • Competitive cost with conventional petrochemical glycols and substantially reduced
  • GHG emissions
  • On-site location ensures stability of feedstock glycerine or cane/corn sugar supply
  • Off-take agreements with established glycol producers and distributors provides revenue
  • Processes a wide range of input sugars including byproduct glycerine
  • Hydrogen costs are managed through our partner HTEC’s hydrogen supply and recycle capabilities

Improved Logistics, Modest Capital

Our distributed production of S2GBioChem’s bioglycols offers significant advantages over centralized production:

  • More efficient use of capital by adding capacity only as required
  • On-site equipment is simplified and focused on the value-add hydro-treating processes
  • Reduced feedstock cost and supply risk with on-site location at the sugar source
  • Reduced marketing and pricing risk through off-take agreements with major users, producers and distributors
  • Minimized logistics and handling costs by in-line processing of feedstock sugars enabling plants to ship out a concentrated product with considerably increased value


The result is a process that provides a profitable revenue stream for sugar producers and an economical source of green bioglycols for users. Annual glycol demand growth is approximately 500,000 tpy ensuring there is sufficient demand to absorb this new capacity

Engineering and Technology Know How

S2GBioChem and its partners, International Polyol Chemical Inc., Sacré Davey Engineering and HTEC Hydrogen Technology and Energy company design standardized plants which meet the required installed capital cost for a profitable project. The plants have been simplified while maintaining full attention to reliable and safe operation.

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