Our breakthrough technology transforms renewable plant sugars into the same range of hydrocarbon molecules historically made from refining petroleum. What takes nature millions of years to do, Virent is accomplishing in a matter of hours in Madison, Wisconsin.
Because our molecules are identical to those produced from crude, our products can be blended in high concentrations with no new infrastructure investment. Virent’s products are truly “drop-in” and ready to work in today’s chemical and fuel supply chains, including manufacturing facilities, pipelines, tanks and fueling stations. Our drop-in fuels are also fully compatible with current automobile, jet and diesel engines.
Breadth of Molecules
Virent’s BioFormate® product can be processed using existing industry refining and petrochemical technologies into a range of biofuel products and key renewable chemicals, including bio paraxyelene and bio benzene. Virent’s renewable chemical materials can be then processed into renewable products, such as polyester and engineering polymers.
The BioForming technology can work with a wide variety of feedstocks, including sugars from crops such as corn, sugar cane and sugar beet, and sugars from cellulosic materials like wood and agricultural wastes. Actual feedstock choices will depend on commercial availability, quality, price and other considerations.