Coca-Cola has signed an agreement with Liquid Light that aims to accelerate the development of Liquid Light’s technology, which can make mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide.
MEG is one of the components used to make Coke’s plant-based PET plastic bottle.
Liquid Light says its technology enables more efficient use of plant material to make MEG. For example, a bio-ethanol production facility could make bio-MEG from the CO2 byproduct that results from converting plant material into ethanol. The technology has the potential to reduce both the environmental footprint and the cost of producing MEG.
The companies are not disclosing any additional details of the agreement.