Rivertop scales patented technology from lab pilot manufacturing

Rivertop scales patented technology from lab to pilot manufacturing

4:32 AM, 19th March 2012
Rivertop scales patented technology from lab to pilot manufacturing

MISSOULA, US: Rivertop Renewables has successfully scaled its patented process technology from the lab to pilot manufacturing. Rivertop has contracted with DTI, a custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemical products based in Virginia, to pilot the manufacture of Rivertop’s sustainable, high performing, cost-competitive, glucarate-based products.

Product made in this initial phase of contract manufacturing will be used to fulfill Rivertop’s commercial contracts for bio-based corrosion inhibitors. Remaining volumes of manufactured product will be used by the company and its customers to develop and test glucarate applications in a myriad of other industrial and consumer markets.

Rivertop is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion of its R&D laboratories, including construction of a semi-works facility, at its headquarters in Missoula, Montana. Successful contract manufacturing combined with the coming semi-works will enable the company to scale directly from pilot to global scale production in the coming years, removing the need for a costly demonstration plant. “Demonstrating the capability of our technology is another key milestone for our company and proof point for our oxidation process. Contract manufacturing is a critical step along the way to a capital-efficient technology deployment strategy that yields a high return on investment,” said Jere Kolstad, President, Rivertop.

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