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March 18, 2019
TRHoldco LLC, Theodora Retsina’s holding company, is announcing its separation from GranBio in the GranAPI JV, and the beginning of a new era for American Process.
March 18, 2019
In the separation, TR Holdco retained ownership of American Process brand name, the American Process engineering business, API-Europe, certain IP rights and access to the Thomaston biorefinery R&D center. Under the leadership of Theodora Retsina, Steve Rutherford and Vesa Pylkkanen, American Process will continue to be active in the biomass renewables space in R&D, technology development, engineering and building of biorefinery plants.
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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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September 01, 2016
API Europe Receives Funding from EU Horizon 2020 for the conversion of woody biomass to lignocellulosic sugars and nanocellulose
Belgium, Europe, September 2016
API Europe (Athens, Greece), an affiliate of American Process Inc. (Atlanta, GA), is one of 14 partners under the BIOFOREVER PROJECT, “BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes”, to receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. A number of pre-treatment and subsequent conversion technologies will be demonstrated by various partners, including delivering commercialization routes for the most promising value-added products.
Theodora Retsina CEO of API Europe, commented “We are delighted to be part of BIOFOREVER consortium and to collaborate with the other members on this exciting European project. Woody biomass is an important European feedstock to fuel the bioeconomy and we look forward to evaluating the many different types of biomass included in the BIOFOREVER project. Biorefineries, as envisioned in BIOFOREVER, that produce commodity fuels and chemicals as well as high-value co-products like nanocellulose will have the most financial viability and impact.”

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July 07, 2016
American Process Inc. Announces Joint Development Agreement for 3D Printing of Living Cartilage Tissue Using Nanocellulose for Facial Reconstruction
ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., July 07, 2016
American Process Inc. (Atlanta, GA) and Swansea University Medical School (Swansea, Wales, UK) have entered into a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop 3D printed tissue cartilage made from human cells and nanocellulose for use in facial reconstruction.
The project is funded by an award granted to Swansea’s Reconstructive Surgery and Regenerative Medicine (ReconRegen) Research Group by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council. This multi-disciplinary technology development collaboration includes plastic surgeons, engineers, scientists, and the nanocellulose manufacturer, American Process Inc. (API).
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June 14, 2016
American Process, Inc. Announces Sulfite Nanocellulose Patent Allowed by USPTO
ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., June 14, 2016
American Process, Inc. (API) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed U.S. Patent App. No. 14/584,593 for “SULFITEBASED PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING NANOCELLULOSE, AND COMPOSITIONS AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED THEREFROM.”
This patent covers using a traditional sulfite chemical treatment process to convert wood chips or other forms of biomass to pulp for making nanocellulose compositions. This patent is also pending in Europe and will be filed in other countries. A continuation application, U.S. Patent App. No. 15/180,356, was also filed in June 2016 to expand the claims.
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May 16, 2016
American Process Inc. Announces Chemical-Free Pulping Technology Enhanced with Nanocellulose for Lightweight Packaging Production
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S., May 16, 2016
American Process Inc. (Atlanta, GA), a leading biorefinery technology developer, announces launch of their patent-pending GreenBox++™ technology that replaces chemical pulping for production of high-strength, lightweight paper-based packaging using a chemical-free, waterbased process powered by nanocellulose.
GreenBox++ technology is a 2nd generation enhancement of API’s GreenBox+® technology. In June 2015, API announced commercial installation of the GreenBox+ technology at Cascades’ Norampac-Cabano paper-based packaging facility in Quebec, Canada where a sodium carbonatebased chemical process was replaced with API’s patented hot-water extraction process. With GreenBox+ technology, the facility reduces its environmental footprint and process energy costs.
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