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Renmatix commissions King of Prussia cellulosic sugar facility

January 11, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park, CA) and BASF, says it has commissioned a plant-to-sugar processing facility at King of Prussia. Renmatix breaks down cellulose through supercritical hydrolysis, a process by which heat and pressure are applied to a slurry until the chains of sugar break down into the smaller components usable by biofuel and biochemical producers. The company says its technology will be able to extract sugar more cheaply than other cellulosic technologies because...

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