Codexis, Chemtex Join In Detergent Alcohols | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 32 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 8, 2011

Codexis, Chemtex Join In Detergent Alcohols

Department: Business
Keywords: clean technology, biocatalysts, specialty chemicals

Codexis is combining its enzymes with pretreatment technology from Chemtex, part of Italy’s Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi, to produce detergent alcohols from cellulosic biomass. Chemtex’ R&D facility in Rivalta, Italy, will serve as a pilot plant with eventual larger-scale demonstrations anticipated at a cellulosic ethanol plant under construction in Crescentino, Italy. Chemtex will also provide engineering services to design and build commercial facilities for Codexis.

 
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