The construction of Avantium’s FDCA factory at Heveskes industrial estate in Delfzijl is in full swing, and the contours of the plant are becoming increasingly visible. Work is mainly being done on the ground and foundation work, but a start was recently made with raising the steel structure, as clearly shown in the picture below. Avantium N.V. is a leading technology company in renewable chemistry and is building the world’s first commercial FDCA plant in Delfzijl. The company annually produces 5 kilotonnes of FDCA (furanic dicarboxylic acid), the principle building block for the 100% plant-based recyclable plastic PEF (polyethylene furanoate).
The contours of Avantium’s FDCA factory are becoming increasingly visible (Photo Groningen Seaports – Koos Boertjens)