Our Technology

Our patented BioForming® technology features catalytic chemistry that converts plant-based sugars into a full range of hydrocarbon products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and chemicals for plastics and fibers. Our products are “drop-in” replacements that enable full utilization of today’s existing processing, pipeline, storage and transportation infrastructure.


Our technology is feedstock flexible and can work with conventional sugars from crops such as corn, sugar cane and sugar beet, as well as a wide variety of cellulosic biomass from sources such as wood and agricultural waste.

Virent is partnering with world class companies including Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Johnson Matthey, BP and Toray Industries, on scale up and commercialization of our technology.