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Solenis licenses patented corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite

Solenis and Hydrite have announced settlement of pending legal actions filed by Hydrite against Solenis. Hydrite to become an authorised licensee in the US and Canada of Solenis corn oil extraction technology in the corn-to-ethanol process.

Conventional biofuels that use feed-grade grains like maize also produce co-products used in the food and feed industries.

Conventional biofuels that use feed-grade grains like maize also produce co-products used in the food and feed industries.

Solenis LLC, a US-based producer of  speciality chemicals for the forest, chemical and petrochemical industries and Hydrite Chemical Co., an independent provider of chemicals and related services in the US, have announced the resolution of pending legal actions filed by Hydrite against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patents for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids.

As a result of the settlement, Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite. Under the license agreement, Hydrite will become an authorised licensee in the US and Canada of Solenis technology that enhances the efficiency of corn oil extraction in the corn-to-ethanol process.

– Our corn oil extraction technology is a game changing invention that has enabled many ethanol producers to improve their profit potential. This agreement is a win-win for the industry as it will enable more ethanol producers to reap the benefits of our technology, said Shruti Singhal, Vice President, Industrial Water, North America, Solenis.

– As a market leader in ethanol, we are pleased to have reached an agreement with Solenis to continue to offer polysorbate chemistries to our customers, in addition to other products that enhance the biofuels process and produce more corn oil.  We remain focused on product innovation to expand our current offerings of non-polysorbate chemistries, said Jon Murnik, Executive Director – Foam Products, Hydrite.

 

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