Renmatix is more than just a cellulosic sugar technology company, we have an economical biorefinery technology. Much like a petrochemical refinery utilizes the 'whole barrel' of oil, Plantrose technology is being developed to extract and utilize all parts of the biomass. Renmatix’s Omno™ polymers are a co-product of producing sugars, and create additional building blocks for bioproducts. Omno is produced from the structural part of the plant material, commonly referred to as lignin, that we pull away when Plantro sugars are hydrolyzed from the cellulose. In conventional pulp and paper operations, lignin is chemically separated as they process the fiber. To make paper white manufacturers have to pull out the lignin or the 'glue'. However, Renmatix preserves this lignin in a natural state, those same solid particles do not dissolve during the Plantrose process, so they can be collected to capture additional value from the original biomass. Ultimately, the resulting lignin that is produced can be used as a substitute for many different types of polymers and chemicals.
This macro molecule is marketed by Renmatix as Omno polymers, for utilization in a broad range of classical chemical applications and innovative future platforms. As the second most abundant natural polymer on Earth, after cellulose, the range of available sources and potential uses for this non-carbohydrate material are enumerable.