In 2004, the Department of Energy led a high-level study to identify the most important renewable chemicals. The report, Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass, Volume I, identified twelve primary building block chemicals, all of which can be produced from the sugars contained in plant carbohydrates.
The U.S. Department of Energy projects that one of these chemicals alone – glucaric acid (aka glucarate, saccharic acid, or saccharate) –– will create a market of $7.4B - $19.8B. Until now, economical production has been the missing link.
Founded on proven science, Rivertop’s platform technology can produce glucarate and other building block chemicals at an economical price and on an industrial scale.
Founded on proven science, Rivertop’s™ platform technology can produce glucarate and other specialty chemicals at an economical price and on an industrial scale. These chemicals offer science and industry new, biodegradable products to replace current legacy products and create new market opportunities. Rivertop will accelerate the adoption curve of glucarate by collaborating with other progressive companies and chemists to help make their solutions more sustainable.
Glucarate applications are extensible into several markets—industrial uses, environmental protection & remediation, building materials, health and hygiene and possibly recreation materials. Glucarate’s properties and subsequent promise as biodegradable source material for polymers further expand the variation available to innovators.
Rivertop’s platform production process is characterized as:
- Sustainable – Employing the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry, Rivertop’s responsible production produces economical, effective, and biodegradable chemicals that do not pollute the environment or threaten human health.
- Versatile – The platform can create several building block and high-value chemicals by utilizing a variety of natural sugar feedstocks.
- Renewable & Biodegradable – The process produces chemicals whose carbons come only from renewable sources and break-down into organic matter.