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Rennovia unveils renewable HMD route

1:02 PM MDT | April 24, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has announced that hexamethylenediamine (HMD) will be its second commercial target, having demonstrated a chemocatalytic process to produce HMD from renewable feedstocks. In conjunction with Rennovia’s renewable adipic acid process technology—first announced in 2010—the company says a 100% biobased route to nylon-6,6 monomers is available for the first time.  “Practicing our HMD process at demonstration scale is the important next milestone for the company,” says Robert Wedinger, president and CEO of...

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