Virdia Opens Sugar Pilot Facility | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 18 | pp. 18-19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 30, 2012

Virdia Opens Sugar Pilot Facility

Department: Business
Keywords: cellulosic sugar, biomass, biochemicals, biofuels
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Cellulosic sugar research in Virdia’s new facility.
Credit: Virdia
Cellulosic sugar developer Virdia has cut the ribbon at a demonstration and pilot facility (shown here) in Danville, Va., located on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research.
 
Cellulosic sugar research in Virdia’s new facility.
Credit: Virdia

Cellulosic sugar developer Virdia has cut the ribbon at a demonstration and pilot facility in Danville, Va., located on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research. The start-up firm, which recently changed its name from HCL CleanTech, uses hydrochloric acid to break down woody biomass from which it extracts sugars for making fuels and chemicals. The firm formerly had a pilot plant at Southern Research Institute in Durham, N.C.

 
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