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Segetis showcases its levulinic acid production technology at its pilot plant [Registered]

US-based start-up Segetis recently announced that it has successfully started its pilot plant facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota, demonstrating the viability of its proprietary process to convert sugars from plants to levulinic acid. The pilot plant has a capacity of 80 tonnes/year and currently uses corn sugar as feedstock although the company said its process can accommodate sugars from a variety of crops, and also cellulosic sugars (once that becomes competitive). Segetis has been very active in the production and marketing of downstream derivatives from levulinic acid via the company’s levulinic ketal technology trademarked JAVELIN (TM). Segetis produces levulinic ketals…

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