April 24, 2013

Rennovia updates bio-nylon feedstock developments

It has been awhile since the blog heard from US bio-adipic acid producer Rennovia. Today, the company put out a press release that it has successfully demonstrated production of hexamethylenediamine (HMD) from renewable feedstock

Now, some of you are probably wondering what is HMD? Some actually use the acronym HMDA for this chemical, which is one of the precursors for the production of nylon 6,6 aside from adipic acid. HMD is also produced using adipic acid (ADA) as feedstock. Here is a simplified chart that I took from an old presentation from Rennovia:


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