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VISOLIS VALIDATES PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY AT 300L PILOT SCALE


The high-yield Visolis process is a platform technology based on an engineered microbe coupled with efficient processing, leading to near theoretical energy and carbon efficiency. Furthermore, flexibility in the production process allows for rapid changes in the product mix in response to volatile market conditions reducing commercial risk much like a modern refinery.

As part of the Cyclotron Road program, Visolis is an award-winning company with a unique platform technology that enables production of bio-based elastomers, unsaturated polyester resins, superabsorbent polymers, and other products using a variety of feedstocks like agri-residues, dextrose, glycerol and syn-gas. Coming down the cost curve, the same technology can be adapted to produce high energy density jet fuels.

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Through Cyclotron Road, Visolis collaborated with ABPDU and successfully demonstrated it’s process at the 300L pilot scale.

Visolis Platform Technology

Articles:
Along Cyclotron Road: The Digest’s 2015 8-slide Guide to Visolis

Cyclotron Road: A Home for Hard Science Innovators (watch video)

 

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Visolis

The Visolis process will enable production of bio-based elastomers, unsaturated polyester resins, super adsorbent polymers, and other products using a variety of feedstocks like agri-residues, dextrose, glycerol and syn-gas. Future application of the technology targets high energy density jet fuels.