MECHANICAL CHEMISTRY

The only patented Mechanocatalytic process for converting virtually any plant, paper or wood material into its base components of sugars and lignin without the use of enzymes, liquid acid, applied heat or pressure in only a matter of minutes.

How it Works

Virtually any biomass including agricultural waste, specialty plants, wood chips and sawdust, paper, commercial and residential landscaping as well as sorted cellulose from municipal solid waste goes into the CTS Reactor with our dry powder catalyst. In just minutes and with no enzymes, liquid acids, applied heat or pressure the cellulose and hemicellulose is broken down and converted to its C5 and C6 sugars, leaving only a pure lignin as a byproduct.

The only pretreatment that may be necessary is size reduction, using a very low energy shredder or hammermill, for capacity and convenience of loading the CTS reactors.