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Sylvatex is developing a blendstock intermediate that utilizes a large portion of “renewable, combustible, oxygenated free fatty acid (FFA) surfactant”. The FFA is blended into a polar, aqueous media to form a stable blendstock, and then mixed with a base solution (diesel, gasoline or other applications) to produce a finished product (nanoscale reverse micelle).

Sylvatex collaborated with ABPDU on exploring different options of processing and analysis of various feedstock composition. The company aims to develop a library of surfactant inputs that are readily available, low in cost and have a very low-carbon intensity as Sylvatex scales their products in different applications/markets



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Afingen is developing synthetic biology methods that enable host eukaryotic organisms to improve the yield and composition of commercially attractive products. Afingen’s patented APFL technology offers a robust path to produce high-value biochemicals from inedible biomass-derived substrates.

Ilium Technologies

Ilium has developed the world’s first method for producing ionic liquids from biomass “waste” such as that derived from biofuel, pulp, paper, food and beverage industries.

Mango Materials

Mango Materials produces a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas (methane) that are economically competitive with conventional oil-based materials.

Mosaic Materials

Mosaic Materials is developing low-cost synthetic methods and high-efficiency sorption processes based on new, highly-selective sorbents. The company’s new metal-organic framework sorbents has the potential to radically reduce the energy and cost required to produce a wide range of commodity chemicals.