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Rennovia unveils renewable HMD route
7:36 AM MDT | April 26, 2013
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 Rennoviaâ€™s renewable adipic acid process technologyâ€”first announced in 2010â€”the company says a 100% biobased route to nylon-6,6 monomers is available for the first time. Production costs for Rennoviaâ€™s biobased HMD are projected to be 20â€“25% below that of conventional petroleum-based HMD, with a significantly lower per-pound capital cost...
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