Commercialized out of the pioneering biofuels research at Iowa State University, Catilin is working in the biodiesel production process and is aiming to improve the process via the introduction of a recoverable, recyclable, and heterogeneous solid catalyst.
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Sep 7, 2016
By Bryan Sims | May 11, 2011 Baton Rouge, La.-based global specialty chemical firm Albemarle Corp. has expanded its presence in the biofuels market by acquiring Catilin Inc., a biodiesel technology developer that employs unique heterogeneous biodiesel catalysis in the production process. According to Albemarle, Catilin’s technology and products will strengthen its offerings for the renewable fuels market as well as foster research, development and distribution synergies as a result of the acquisition. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Albemarle offers catalytic solutions for both biodiesel and renewable diesel routes of production within its trademarked GoBio suite of catalysts. Albemarle produced the catalysts for NExBTL, a process developed by Neste Oil’s renewable diesel production. Albemarle also offers catalytic services for other production processes related to first-, second- and third-generation biomass conversion methods such as for Fischer-Tropsch, pyrolysis oil upgrading and syngas-to-methanol. “We are excited to offer Catilin technology alongside our existing GoBio portfolio to customers in the fast-growing renewable fuels market,” said John Nicols, Albemarle’s vice president of catalysts. “Albemarle is committed to expanding our presence in this market and to offering our global customers a broader portfolio of biofuel catalysts.” Albemarle launched its Alternative Fuels Technology division in 2007. Since then, the company has grown into the world’s largest supplier of heterogeneous catalysts to the biofuels market.
Catilin Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Catilin founded?
Catilin was founded in 2007.
Where is Catilin's headquarters?
Catilin's headquarters is located at 3000 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
What is Catilin's latest funding round?
Catilin's latest funding round is Acquired.
How much did Catilin raise?
Catilin raised a total of $3.15M.
Who are the investors of Catilin?
Investors of Catilin include Albemarle, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Mohr Davidow Ventures.
Who are Catilin's competitors?
Competitors of Catilin include Lynntech, Benefuel, Porogen, Hawaii BioEnergy, Clean Emission Fluids and 12 more.
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