Why is Elevance the leader in transforming natural renewable plant-based oils into green, cleantech solutions for commercial application?
Our next-generation technology unlocks nature’s bounty, creating high-performing environmentally friendly solutions using locally available renewable feedstocks.
With Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis catalytic methods and patent-protected technologies, our natural oil compounds are synthesized with greater efficiency, offering superior performance at a lower cost and using less energy to produce than fossil-based oils.
Elevance’s Advantages vs Petrochemical Technologies:
- Petrochemical manufacturers build complexity from simplicity
- Billions are invested to produce a simple olefin, ethylene: H2C=CH2
- Once produced, petrochemicals react the olefin to produce a diverse set of more complex products
- Ethylene derivatives may be sold or subsequently reacted to build additional complexity.
- We use technology to unlock nature’s complexity
- Natural oils already contain desired reactive olefins
- Metathesis converts complex molecule into simple fragments, smaller polymers or added functional groups
- Strength and versatility of metathesis enables manufacture of target products using low temperature and pressure
- Product options include wax, alpha olefins, acids/esters, epoxides, aldehydes and alcohols.