Renmatix’s technological innovation, the use of water based chemistry instead of enzymes, solvents, or acids, 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 and advanced biofuel market demand. In this way we can provide meaningful volumes of plantrochemicals, in lieu of the conventional petroleum-derived equivalents.
With an advanced engineering process for heat and water recovery, our Plantrose® process minimizes the environmental footprint accompanying other technologies. Competitors, relying on acidic or enzymatic hydrolysis, face some pronounced challenges: acids require high alloy reactors or expensive recovery systems, or, in the case of enzymes, extensive pretreatment and large volume sterile systems. Other processes have added solvents to try and improve the use of enzymes or acids, but have simply traded one high cost for another. In contrast, the Plantrose® process is the only technology using supercritical water to manufacture low-cost cellulosic sugar with considerable process advantages: it uses no significant consumables, boasts rapid reactions in small reactors and can process any number of feedstocks, reinforcing its position as a globally relevant and scalable solution.