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.

Recent GlucanBio news:

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects
June 21, 2017

Makin’ Money in Muddy Waters with a Magic Molecule
June 1, 2017

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
May 19, 2017

Biomass blues: Breaking up not so hard to do
May 3, 2016