Efficient processes for high-purity, low-cost production.
Micromidas has developed a process to convert a wide variety of carbohydrate feedstocks to higher value chemicals. Our goal is to produce both conventional and new, highly functional chemicals from biobased feedstocks yet remain cost-competitive or cost-advantaged with petrochemicals.
The Micromidas process is a non-fermentation, non-gasification, chemical-only process that selectively produces a furan intermediate from any feedstock containing cellulose or hemicellulose. Furans are readily derivatized to produce monomers, plasticizers, or renewable (but chemically identical) variants of commodity chemicals such as para-xylene.