27 Mar '17, 9am

#Rennovia enters piloting stage of its bio-based 1,6-hexanediol process; accelerating commercialization of...

Rennovia enters piloting stage of its bio-based 1,6-hexanediol process; accelerating commercialization of bio-based 1,6-HDO and HMD 27 March 2017 Rennovia Inc., a privately held company that develops novel catalysts and processes for the cost-advantaged production of chemical products from renewable feedstocks, has entered the piloting stage of its bio-based 1,6-hexanediol (1,6-HDO) process. The company is accelerating the commercialization of bio-based 1,6-HDO (a key monomer for high value polyurethane products) and bio-based HMD (hexamethylene diamine, a nylon-66 monomer)—both used in automotive applications. 1,6-HDO is a specialty chemical widely used today in a variety of formulated products, including coatings, adhesives, and elastomers. Rennovia’s novel production process employs its proprietary catalyst technology and is projected to provide 1,6-HDO with drop-in per...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/03/20170327-rennovia...

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