Chrysalix is a company spun out of Imperial College London wich is developing processes for cost-effective production of bio-derived chemicals, fuels, and plastics from any type of woody material, including unwanted waste wood. The company’s technology, a proprietary process called Bio Flex, breaks down wood materials to give cellulose and lignin, which can subsequently be used to create bio-fuels, bio-materials, or renewable chemicals.
Chrysalix was formed by a team from Imperial’s departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, comprising Florence Gschwend, Jason Hallett, and Agnieszka Brandt-Talbot.
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