U.S.-based sustainable chemical company, Transform Materials, has signed a major global licensing agreement with Switzerland-based DSM Nutritional Products.
Under the undisclosed deal, DSM will use Transform Materials’ patented technology to produce certain vitamins and nutritional ingredients, reducing its carbon footprint, Kallanish Energy reports.
The technology converts biogas/methane into acetylene and hydrogen without requiring combustion or energy-intensive electrolysis. It uses microwave-generated plasma to energize the methane in natural gas to form the chemical feedstock, avoiding the legacy processes in the chemical industry that generate impurities and form greenhouse gases.
Transform Materials’ CEO David Soane noted that an important benefit of this technology is that it “sequesters the carbon present in methane – a potent greenhouse gas – and prevents it from entering the atmosphere.”
“We are pleased to offer DSM a cost-effective solution that makes their manufacturing more efficient while demonstrating their stewardship of our planet,” he added.
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