Unique Glycerol Chemistry
The Glycell™ process uses naturally biodegradable glycerol sourced as a by-product (crude) from the biodiesel industry. The advanced engineering design of the Glycell™ process enables additional value to be obtained by recycling and purifying the glycerol according to the design and scale of the plant in use. This unique capacity significantly reduces operating costs of a biomass conversion plant.
The Glycell™ process operates at lower temperature and pressure conditions, resulting in lower operating costs. In demonstration, the technology has significantly shorter processing times, and can be transferred and applied at any scale of operation.
Improved Cellulose Production
Testing at 5 tonnes per day has proven that the Glycell™process generates significantly larger yields of cellulose than conventional pretreatment approaches. Additional to this validation, Glycell™ pretreated biomass is shown to have much greater enzyme kinetics for cellulose to sugar conversion. The lower heat and temperature process requirements enable high-purity (more enriched with less decomposition) sugars to be produced.