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October 10, 2017
AVAPCO, BYOGY Renewables, and Petron Scientech Announce Partnership to Demonstrate Technologies in the ABBA Integrated Biorefinery Project
ATLANTA, GEORGIA OCTOBER 09, 2017
The ABBA Integrated Biorefinery project, to be built at the AVAPCO Thomaston Georgia site, will co-produce bio jet fuel and Bioplus® nanocellulose. It has received a Phase 1, $3.7 million award from the Department of Energy.

Negotiations with the Department of Energy (DOE) were completed and Phase 1 of the “Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts with AVAP (ABBA)” project has begun. The ABBA project will co-produce full replacement renewable jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Bioplus® nanocellulose from woody biomass in an integrated biorefinery at AVAPCO’s site in Thomaston, Georgia.
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April 20, 2017
API’s Kim Nelson, VP Nanocellulose Technology, served as the Industrial Mentor for a team at NREL who received funding to participate in the DOE’s Energy I-Corps program for commercialization training for a nanocellulose-based, plastic-like, water- and biodegradable film that they have developed
API’s Kim Nelson, VP Nanocellulose Technology, served as the Industrial Mentor for a team at NREL who received funding to participate in the DOE’s Energy I-Corps program for commercialization training for a nanocellulose-based, plastic-like, water- and biodegradable film that they have developed.
Energy I-Corps pairs National Lab researchers with industry mentors for an intensive two month training where the researchers define their technology value propositions, conduct customer discovery interviews, and develop viable market pathways. The NREL team included Principle Investigator Peter Ciesielski, Co-PI Ruoran Zhang, and Entrepreneurial Lead David Robichaud.

Congratulations to the NREL team for a great culmination video.
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April 19, 2017
American Process Inc. Announces Joint Development Agreement for Nanocellulose Reinforced Plastics. Materials scientists at American Process Inc, Will & Co. B.V., and P.R.G. B.V. to develop and market ready-to-use thermoplastic compounds reinforced with nanocellulose.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, APRIL 19, 2017
American Process Inc. (API) (Atlanta, GA), Will & Co B.V. (Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands), and P.R.G. B.V. (Gemert, the Netherlands) recently signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop, produce and supply ready-to-use thermoplastic compounds reinforced with nanocellulose. While conventional cellulose-based fibers are currently used in plastic compounding for commercial products, high aspect ratio, crystalline nanocellulose can offer unique features including enhanced mechanical properties.
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April 14, 2017
API’s Bioplus® nanocellulose featured in April’s Delta Sky Magazine. The Georgia Department of Economic Development recognized API as one of the State of Georgia’s innovative leaders in energy creation, storage and conversion technologies
April 14, 2017
The Georgia Department of Economic Development recognized API as one of the State of Georgia’s innovative leaders in energy creation, storage and conversion technologies.
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March 14, 2017
According to Bio-based News, Theodora Retsina, CEO at API is among the 8 women who have distinguished themselves in the bioeconomy in 2016
March 14, 2017
With their huge competences and their infinite passion, they are the stars of the world bioeconomy.
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March 2, 2017
American Process Inc. and Birla Carbon Announce Joint Development Agreement for Combining Nanocellulose and Carbon Black in Tires
March 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA
American Process Inc. (API) (Atlanta, GA) and Aditya Birla Group’s, Birla Carbon (Marietta, GA) recently signed a Joint Development Agreement to further explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve the performance and sustainability profile of tires. Initial evaluations suggest synergies between the companies’ Birla Carbon® and BioPlus® nanocellulose products to significantly lower the rolling resistance of tires. Research indicates that up to 20% of a vehicle’s fuel efficiency is impacted by the rolling resistance of tires. Increased commercialization of low rolling resistance tread material is a key technology development focus area identified in Birla Carbon’s 2016 Sustainability Report.
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