API’s Kim Nelson, VP Nanocellulose Technology, served as the Industrial Mentor for a team at NREL who received funding to participate in the DOE’s Energy I-Corps program for commercialization training for a nanocellulose-based, plastic-like, water- and biodegradable film that they have developed. Energy I-Corps pairs National Lab researchers with industry mentors for an intensive two month training where the researchers define their technology value propositions, conduct customer discovery interviews, and develop viable market pathways. The NREL team included Principle Investigator Peter Ciesielski, Co-PI Ruoran Zhang, and Entrepreneurial Lead David Robichaud.
Materials scientists at American Process Inc, Will & Co. B.V., and P.R.G. B.V. to develop and market ready-to-use thermoplastic compounds reinforced with nanocellulose.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, APRIL 19, 2017
American Process Inc. (API) (Atlanta, GA), Will & Co B.V. (Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands), and P.R.G. B.V. (Gemert, the Netherlands) recently signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop, produce and supply ready-to-use thermoplastic compounds reinforced with nanocellulose. While conventional cellulose-based fibers are currently used in plastic compounding for commercial products, high aspect ratio, crystalline nanocellulose can offer unique features including enhanced mechanical properties.
API Europe Receives Funding from EU Horizon 2020 for the conversion of woody biomass to lignocellulosic sugars and nanocellulose
Belgium, Europe, September 2016
API Europe (Athens, Greece), an affiliate of American Process Inc. (Atlanta, GA), is one of 14 partners under the BIOFOREVER PROJECT, “BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes”, to receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. A number of pre-treatment and subsequent conversion technologies will be demonstrated by various partners, including delivering commercialization routes for the most promising value-added products.
Theodora Retsina CEO of API Europe, commented “We are delighted to be part of BIOFOREVER consortium and to collaborate with the other members on this exciting European project. Woody biomass is an important European feedstock to fuel the bioeconomy and we look forward to evaluating the many different types of biomass included in the BIOFOREVER project. Biorefineries, as envisioned in BIOFOREVER, that produce commodity fuels and chemicals as well as high-value co-products like nanocellulose will have the most financial viability and impact.”
ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., June 14, 2016
American Process, Inc. (API) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed U.S. Patent App. No. 14/584,593 for “SULFITEBASED PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING NANOCELLULOSE, AND COMPOSITIONS AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED THEREFROM.”
American Process Inc. Announces Chemical-Free Pulping Technology Enhanced with Nanocellulose for Lightweight Packaging Production
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S., May 16, 2016
American Process Inc. (Atlanta, GA), a leading biorefinery technology developer, announces launch of their patent-pending GreenBox++™ technology that replaces chemical pulping for production of high-strength, lightweight paper-based packaging using a chemical-free, waterbased process powered by nanocellulose. Read More »
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S., June 22, 2015
Following Cascades’ announcement of major investments in a biorefinery project at its Norampac-Cabano facility, American Process Inc. (API), a leading biorefinery technology developer, is pleased to announce the implementation of API’s GreenBox+® technology in this project. Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) is a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and manufacturing of green packaging products and tissue paper. The GreenBox+ thermomechanical process solution with hemicellulose hydrolysis and extraction was developed using a staged and systematic collaborative development approach including full-scale trials. Read More »