AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has signed an agreement with Avantium to enable the sale and delivery of an Avantium Flowrence(TM) parallel fixed bed reactor system. The Flowrence(TM) will allow PNNL to accelerate its catalyst research for infrastructure compatible biofuels and bioproducts.
PNNL is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy. The Laboratory advances science and develops solutions for global challenges at the energy and environment nexus. PNNL scientists have extensive expertise in catalysis and reaction engineering, with particular focus on solutions for efficient use of bioproducts, converting biomass and renewable feedstocks to fuels and chemicals, and reducing environmental emissions.
The Avantium system will be housed in the Bioproducts, Sciences and
Engineering Laboratory (BSEL). BSEL is a multipurpose research and
development facility that includes operating space for all activities
required to advance the science and engineering of processes for bio-based
product manufacture. The building is located on the campus of
Tom van Aken, Chief Executive Officer of Avantium: "The sale of Flowrence(TM) platforms to a world leading research center such as PNNL is a recognition of the value of Avantium's proprietary high-throughput R&D technology. We are proud to provide our unique Flowrence technology to PNNL to help increase PNNL's R&D productivity significantly with our methodology."
Avantium's proprietary parallel fixed bed rector technology has been
successfully applied for over 9 years in collaboration programs for gas,
liquid and trickle flow applications (e.g. hydrotreating, VGO hydrocracking,
selective oxidation a
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