Process Products

Affordable and plentiful cellulosic sugars are required before today's bioindustry can make a meaningful impact via petrochemical alternatives. Renmatix’s Plantrose process produces cellulosic sugars at a cost that enables renewable value chains to be competitive with petrochemical equivalents. The breakthrough economics of a unique supercritical hydrolysis route to cellulosic sugar has generated interest and action from strategic market leaders. We can fine tune our Plantro® sugars to meet the needs of numerous downstream technologies. In turn, the co-product lignin has only been exposed to water and heat, producing a valuable native lignin that cannot be manufactured by other processes.

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Demand for bioproducts continues to rise. Imagine our consumer goods came from plants – not petroleum: this graphic illustrates a representative example of products that can be derived from bio building blocks.

An industry study, chartered by Alberta Innovates - Energy & Environment Solutions’: "Identification of Opportunities for the Production of Bio-Products from Waste Bio-Mass in Alberta" presents the merits of Renmatix’s supercritical hydrolysis Plantrose process in comparison with several other technologies.

Using supercritical water with residence times in single digit seconds, Renmatix has demonstrated its ability to deconstruct cellulose and extract five (xylose) and six (glucose) carbon sugars, and lignin streams in its two-stage Plantrose process. These short residence times enable the use of a small reactor, which lends the process to capital efficient production facilities and enables various plant sizes that can be tailored to feedstock type and availability. Through this process, Renmatix is able to convert hardwood into cellulosic sugars at competitive prices with corn sugar and sugar cane, and in addition generate a unique lignin as a bi-product.

(Note: Renmatix’s current sugar economics do not value lignin at anything beyond burn value.)