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Virent demonstrates renewable aromatics production

3:49 PM MST | December 11, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Virent (Madison, WI) announced today that it has successfully produced para-xylene, toluene, and benzene from renewable resources at demonstration scale.  The company confirms that all three chemicals meet typical industry specifications.  Virent...


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