Glycell™ Advantages

The Glycell process has distinct technological and economic advantages over existing pretreatment technologies.

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.

Cost-Effective Operations

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 Glycellprocess 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.