Terephthalic Acid Synthesis from Ethanol via p-Methyl Benzaldehyde

Lead PI: Karthi Ramasamy, Pacific Northwest National Lab/PNNL


  • Rick Rosin, Lanzatech
  • Mike Lilga, PNNL

Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a marketable and economical catalytic process from bio-derived ethanol to renewable terephthalic acid to help supply growing markets and provide access to completely sustainable polyethylene terephthalate.