A New Chemistry

Renmatix’s Plantrose® process uses supercritical water to deconstruct biomass. It produces cost‐advantaged cellulosic sugars by using primarily water for conversion reactions. This gives rise to modern, sugar based chemistry - the next era, following a long period of oil centric science.

Traditional sugar sources, like corn and cane, are expensive and limited feedstocks for producing relatively low value, high volume products. Unfortunately, the traditional second generation technologies (acid, enzymes, solvents, and hybrid mixtures thereof) that were designed to extract these low value cellulosic sugars lack the practical economics to even compete with first generation sugars, let alone traditional petrochemical sources. This reality has severely limited the market adoption and broad integration of cellulosics.

Hundreds of mills have closed in the U.S. alone. Plantrose technology enables biorefineries that can reinvigorate former industrial sites in rural settings.

Renmatix’s technological innovation, the use of water-based chemistry, provides a cleaner, faster, and lower-cost method for deconstructing biomass into cellulosic sugars. These sugars become the building blocks for a multitude of renewable downstream technologies to serve significant biochemical market demand; to begin providing meaningful volumes of plantrochemicals, in lieu of the conventional petroleum-derived equivalents. The Plantrose process can be licensed by our partners and customers to convert their locally available biomass into cellulosic sugars, enabling scale-up of profitable biochemical, and second generation biofuels, markets worldwide.

Water based reactions are the key to unlocking bio building blocks, and accessing value in sustainable plant materials -- right where they grow.