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Non-Food Biomass Valorization

FOOD CROP RESIDUES
KEY TO THE CIRCULAR AND BIO ECONOMY

WE LIVE IN A WORLD FULL OF FIBERS AND POLYMERS

WE LIVE IN A WORLD
FULL OF FIBERS AND POLYMERS

DEMAND IS GROWING, OUR PLANET CAN’T KEEP UP

Cotton grows on land needed for food

Planted forests displace native plants and animals

Oil: finite supply and results in air/water/land/toxicity

FOOD CROP RESIDUES:
THE FUTURE OF FIBERS AND POLYMERS

These are some the plants that provide our food and the clothing we wear, representing one of the largest sources of agricultural biomass.

~40% of the crop biomass is used as food or fiber

Cotton
fiber and seed

Rice
grain

Wheat
grain

Sugar cane
sweetener

~60% are crop residues and this biomass may be used for bio-products

Cotton Stalk

Rice & Wheat

Stems & Husks

Cane Bark

FOOD CROP RESIDUES
CAN BE A LIABILITY

And A Major Contributor
To Climate Change

This biomass is getting burned.

*Causing 7 million deaths per year (WHO 2008)

SOLUTION: THE AGREFINERY™

Food Crop Residue Valorization

Food Crop Residue
Valorization

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Circular Tech + Regenerative Impact

Low cost

Cost competitive to conventional virgin and fossil fuel-based products.

Feedstock Agnostic

Designed to process the biggest non-food lignocellulosic biomass categories on the planet.

Biofractionation

Mechanical, chemical and hydrothermal processes to effectively fractionate feedstocks and unlock the value of their constituent parts.

Multi-Product Approach

Upgrading biomass into diverse fiber, polymer and chemical co-products.

Renewable Energy

Our closed loop systems incorporate a variety of renewable energy strategies like non-wood biomass for thermal energy, and wind or solar for electrical energy.

Carbon Negative

Use of annually regrown biomass as the source for carbon negative fibers, biopolymers and process energy in a one-year carbon loop.

Fertility Cycle

Our closed-loop system co-products include regenerative fertilizer, a blend of fixed carbon, organic carbon, bioactives, and minerals, all sourced from the same source of non-food biomass as our fibers, polymers, and chemicals.

Bioenergy

Our technology harnesses the synergy of simultaneous bio-energy and bio-chemical production.

INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

Textiles

Paper & Packaging

Durable Goods

Construction

Agricultural Chemicals

PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION

Advanced Bio-Refinery Fractionation System

fiber

polymer

chemical

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