Secretary Tom Vilsack tours Renmatix facility in Pennsylvania

January 13, 2013 |

In Pennsylvania, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack toured King of Prussia last week to attend the opening of a new industrial sugars production facility, a new unit at Renmatix.

The new BioFlex Conversion Unit (BCU) at Renmatix’s Pennsylvania facility builds on the company’s experience with hardwood biomass at its pilot facility in Georgia and will test and convert a range of non-food plant materials through its water-based Plantrose process. In addition to hardwood, the company will begin conversion of four locally available feedstocks including: perennial grasses, agricultural residues, softwoods and waste streams. The cellulosic sugars produced on-site via the BCU will support downstream fuel and chemical strategic partners and data analysis at the company’s technical center, which was opened in September 2012.

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