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Green Chemistry

Cargill and Virent eye biobased chemicals

by Michael McCoy
October 9, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 39

 

Cargill and Virent will jointly evaluate the use of Cargill’s corn dextrose as a raw material in Virent’s BioReforming process, which is used to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. One target chemical for Madison, Wisconsin–based Virent is biobased p-xylene as a raw material for renewable polyester. Cargill says the dextrose it provides may eventually come from lignocellulosic materials like wood and corn stover.

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