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Biobased Chemicals

Sironix raises funds for biosurfactants

by Michael McCoy
September 19, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 36

 

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Credit: Sironix Renewables
Sironix will put its new funding into this facility in Seattle.

Sironix Renewables has raised $645,000 in seed funding and $1.15 million from the US Department of Energy to advance its Eosix technology for producing plant-based surfactants. Sironix uses a chemical process to combine starch ingredients with natural oils to make anionic surfactants for cleaning products and other applications. The Seattle-based firm notes that its production process doesn’t generate 1,4-dioxane, a likely carcinogen found in some surfactants.

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