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Codexis, Chemtex Develop Detergent Alcohols from Cellulosic Biomass

9:14 AM MDT | August 1, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Codexis says it has signed a deal with Chemtex, an engineering and technology firm owned by Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G), to develop and produce sustainable detergent alcohols for the household products market. The deal includes development of a process for converting cellulosic biomass to detergent alcohols using Chemtex’s Proesa pretreatment and viscosity reduction technology and Codexis’ directed evolution technology. This combination is expected to enable more cost-effective production of detergent alcohols from cellulosic feedstocks. The deal...

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