Converting Biomass into High-Value Chemicals

Early-stage start-up Glucan Biorenewables, LLC is using gamma-Valerolactone (GVL), a plant-based solvent developed at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, to help convert biomass into three streams of high-value industrial chemicals. GlucanBio's unique process could advance production of economically viable biofuels and the valuable renewable chemical products used to manufacture plastics, rayon, and insulating materials for electronics.

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