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Renmatix commissions King of Prussia cellulosic sugar facility

7:14 AM MST | January 18, 2013 | —Rebecca Coons

Bioeconomy Breakthrough: Supercritical hydrolysis yields cheap sugar for biobased production. Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), a cellulosic sugar start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park, CA) and BASF, has commissioned a plant-to-sugar processing facility at King of Prussia. Financial terms and capacity were not disclosed. 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...

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