Renmatix’s proprietary Plantrose™ Process produces the lowest cost cellulosic sugar by using supercritical hydrolysis. The new process makes possible Renmatix’s enviable economics with very fast reaction times, which reduce equipment size and associated capital expense, and by avoiding significant use of consumables such as enzymes, which reduces operating expense. Since it uses hot pressurized water as a solvent, Plantrose™ technology also avoids both the low utilization of infrastructure that occurs with traditional enzymatic batch processing and the high costs implied by the significant waste and expensive recovery systems associated with acid hydrolysis methods.
The animated diagram below illustrates how the Plantrose™ Process uses water in its supercritical state to create cellulosic sugar from biomass. As you roll over different sections of the diagram with your cursor, you will see how materials move through the process. To get a more detailed look, click on any section to learn what happens during that stage.
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