Green aromatic chemicals come closer to commercial reality


Anellotech Inc. and Johnson Matthey Process Technologies have announced an alliance to co-develop advanced catalyst systems for Anellotech's Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis (CFP) Process for the production of biobased benzene, toluene and paraxylene for the chemical industry.

Founded in 2008, Anellotech is an emerging leader in developing new technologies to create low-cost, green biobased chemicals from non-food biomass. Johnson Matthey Process Technologies is a division of Johnson Matthey Plc and a leading global supplier of catalysts, licensed technologies and other services to the petrochemical, syngas, oil refining and gas processing industries. For Johnson Matthey, the partnership offers an opportunity to extend its portfolio of biobased catalysts and process technologies for the production of chemicals from renewable feedstocks, according to Geoff Otterman, division director of Johnson Matthey Process Technologies.

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