USA: Anellotech Announces Breakthrough Extending Catalyst Lifetime in Biomass Conversion
Anellotech announced that it has developed proprietary technology to extend catalyst lifetime in its conversion of biomass into aromatic chemicals and renewable fuels.
Pearl /USA — The company claims that the MinFreeT technology reduces mineral (ash) content of biomass feedstocks, thereby enabling economic catalyst lifetimes. "This is a breakthrough innovation for the industry and vital to technological success" said Chuck Sorensen, Anellotech CTO. "It opens up the possibility to use many types of low-cost biomass feedstocks that contain high levels of well-known catalyst poisons."
Anellotech has partnered with technology providers Ifpen/Axens for process development and Johnson Matthey for catalyst technology. "We're fortunate to have our R&D team working side-by-side with industry-recognized experts who have long-term commitments to this program," said Sudolsky. "Together with partners Suntory and Toyota Tsusho, our Alliance is dedicated to developing an efficient, economic, and commercially viable end-to-end process, of which biomass handling and pre-treatment are critical components."