Imagine turning agricultural leftovers into low-emission biofuel. That is, taking plant parts like inedible cornstalks and fueling our cars, trucks, boats and planes.
ExxonMobil and its partners at Clariant and Genomatica are working together as part of an ambitious research program to do just that.
Both Clariant and Genomatica have a history of turning promising laboratory research into breakthrough industrial applications. Clariant’s innovative sunliquid® technology already operates at commercial scale and will soon be used in four cellulosic ethanol plants in Europe and China. Genomatica manufactures sustainable chemicals.
For ExxonMobil, this research is part of the company’s ongoing portfolio to convert non-food biomass and algae into low-emission transportation fuels.
Taking advantage of ExxonMobil’s experience in developing and supplying energy products on a global scale, the partnership aims to build a seamless refining processes that could transform corn leftovers and other non-food biomass into energy game changers.