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Renmatix and Virent to collaborate on biobased chemicals

7:42 AM MST | December 6, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) and Virent (Madison) say they have entered into a strategic collaboration to convert affordable cellulosic sugars to renewable chemicals and biobased packaging materials. Under the terms of the development project, Renmatix's Plantrose platform will be evaluated and potentially optimized to provide an affordable sugar stream for Virent's bioforming process for the large-scale production of biobased para-xylene (p-xylene). P-xylene is used in the manufacture of purified terephthalic acid, an important chemical in the production of...

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