Clariant joins REG and ExxonMobil for cellulosic biodiesel research

February 06, 2019
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Clariant will provide its Sunliquid biomass pretreatment technology to produce cellulosic sugars from biomass, which will then be fermented to biodiesel using REG's patented technology. Cellulosic sugars are traditionally used for ethanol production, and REG's technology unlocks a novel second-generation feedstock for biodiesel. If successfully proven at scale, the technology may breathe new life into biodiesel, which has been suffering from a stagnant innovation landscape and slowly losing ground to renewable diesel expansion worldwide. Successfully unlocking biomass feedstock will give biodiesel an edge over renewable diesel, as biomass is much more abundant than vegetable oil. 

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