Avantium opens pilot plant

september 23, 2016

The chemical technology company Avantium has opened a pilot plant facility at Brightlands Chemelot Campus. For Avantium this a new step in the development of the YXY technology. YXY is a groundbreaking technology for a bio-based future.

The YXY technology platform helps to produce a wide range of novel materials and products, all 100% bio-based, by converting plant-based sugars into chemical building blocks, like Furanics and Levulinics, for plastics and other applications. YXY is a game-changing technology that offers bio-based products and fuels with superior properties at market competitive prices, enabling a green way of doing business. The basic philosophy behind Avantium’s YXY technology is to develop products from renewable sources that compete on price and performance and with a superior environmental footprint.

For Brightlands Avantium’s pilot plant facility is a new a step in the development of the campus as a place to be for developing and installing pilot plant scale processes. Earlier this year, Chemelot InSciTe and Flowid have opened their pilot plant facilities at the campus.

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