Renmatix’s proprietary Plantrose® Process utilizes ‘supercritical’ water under high temperature and pressure to convert biomass into cellulosic sugars and bio-fractions, which are valuable green chemistry building blocks. It is the first application under a joint development agreement signed by the companies to research, develop, and commercialize novel products using Crysto™ Cellulose, a unique form of crystalline cellulose, and the newest bio-fraction isolated by Renmatix.
“I am impressed by Renmatix’s thinking and their development of a biomass conversion technology that is not only disruptive technically and economically, but also enables green chemistry,” said Geert Hofman, General Manager of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Performance Additives business. “Being able to access and work with unique cellulose materials derived from biomass fits closely with our growth strategy and innovation agenda and will give a significant sustainability advantage to our customers,” Hofman said.
“We look forward to working with AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to advance their sustainability initiatives,” said Mike Hamilton, Renmatix CEO. “This agreement is significant because it demonstrates a bright future for plant-based ingredients in the industrial materials segment, and we’re uniquely positioned to enable strong performance from biobased alternatives. This collaboration highlights our efforts to partner with progressive market leaders as we work to commercialize our technology for broader industrial applications,” he said.