There are also large gas-fields of ‘fossil’ methane, buried in rocks and now running out as we use the gas as fuel and chemical feedstock for many materials including fertilisers.
You don't want to pollute the area by burning these fuels, which should be used as chemical feedstock for industry anyway.
The feedstock is injected into a mold cavity using molding machines that are very similar to traditional plastic-injection molders.
Modern economies cannot function without adequate energy supplies and feedstock for key manufacturing processing.
‘The current delivered cost of biomass is comparable or even cheaper than petroleum-based feedstock on an energy basis,’ Huber says.
Britain should also adopt biomass feedstock for all existing power stations.
The use of modern biomass in the industrial, power production and transport industries is supported, as waste products from agricultural processing are good feedstock for such systems.
In recent years a lot of interest has developed around the industrial application of feedstock from renewable resources.
He said the renewed focus in the region was due to high growth in petrochemicals demand, progressive liberalisation of large key markets and access to low cost feedstock .
While methane generally serves as a fuel and is often simply burned off at a refinery, the other light gases can serve as the starting materials for plastics and polymers or as feedstock for a number of other petrochemicals.