A new bio-based alternative solution is now available for dry cleaners. Working with UK company Green Biologics and their facility in Minnesota, German chemical company Kreussler Inc. is now making dry cleaning solvent from corn grown by about 500 family-owned farms in the heartland of America. SOLVONK4 offers one single ultrapure solvent that cleans better than Perc without any of the environmental or health-related concerns.
Avantium was recognised in the distinguished Global Cleantech 100 list and awarded as company of the year in Europe and Israel. The company, which is a spin-out from Royal Dutch Shell and is headquartered in The Netherlands, was among a number of bio-based organisations, clearly demonstrating the power of innovation in the renewable chemical sector. The annual selection of 100 top cleantech companies is made from 6,000 companies from 60 countries.