ZeaChem reaches deal with Procter & Gamble
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The biorefinery developer ZeaChem Inc. says it has a multiyear, joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble Co. to help ZeaChem speed up its development and commercialization of bio-based chemicals.
Lakewood, Colo.-based ZeaChem is building a demonstration-scale biorefinery in Boardman, Ore., to turn poplar trees and other agricultural feedstocks into fuel, but ZeaChem also plans to make bio-based chemicals.
Procter & Gamble says suppliers like ZeaChem could help it meet its commitment to using renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging.