a team of Yale university chemists have found a way to combine atmospheric nitrogen with benzene to make aniline, which is a precursor used to make a variety of synthetic products.
The biotech start-up Anellotech says it has validated its Bio-TCat technology by achieving commercially-targeted yields of aromatic chemicals, such as benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX), in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations.
The US-based biotech start-up Anellotech recently announced significant progress in its Bio-TCat technology development program and has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant with its process development and design partner IFPEN and commercialization, engineering, and licensing partner Axens.
Researchers at the University of Konstanz, Germany have synthesized benzene from eicosapentaenoic acid, a lipid found in microalgae.
The biotech start-up Anellotech, focused on producing cost-competitive BTX (benzene, toluene and xylene) from lingo-cellulosic feedstock, recently announced that it is partnering with Toyota Tsusho Corporation in the renewable aromatic chemicals supply chain.