Hyrax

Improving the Economics of Cellulosic Biofuels

Existing from 2011 to 2018, Hyrax Energy Inc. was using an improved method for extracting fermentable sugars from biomass to improve the economics of the cellulosic biofuel pipeline. Developed in the lab of UW–Madison and GLBRC, this ionic liquid-based technology provides a new way to transform biomass into biofuels and high-value chemicals without using enzymes or costly pretreatment steps. This simplified process produces a clean, concentrated fermentable sugar product that can be converted into innumerable chemicals or drop-in biofuels. 

Anyone interested in licensing this technology can see more information on WARF's website or contact WARF at licensing@warf.org or (608) 263-2500.

Efficient biomass conversion
Field-to-product integration