The attributes of nanocellulose plus the renewable nature of this material make it very attractive to companies looking for future opportunities. We know that technology scouts approach new technologies differently from researchers and investors, so this page is specifically for you.
Ownership of Intellectual Property
Blue Goose Biorefineries Inc.’s parent company, Nano-Green Biorefineries Inc. has a patent issued for the 20170016179 CATALYTIC BIOMASS CONVERSION and a patent application WO/2017/127938 PRODUCTION OF CRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE. This is significant because we control a unique way to produce crystalline cellulose and are working to patent another.
We also have licensed the use of cellulose nanocrystals for strengthening concrete from the Purdue Research Foundation.
Stage of Commercialization
Cellulose Nanocrystals commercialization in general is in the pilot to pre commercial phases. We are in the pilot stage, capable of making product in the kilograms per week scale. We have just completed plant CAPEX and OPEX work for plants ranging from 10 t/day of CNC and up.
Our vision of the ideal scaleup partner is one that has the ability to use CNC in commercial quantities, but also has the desire to be a first mover.
Every CNC producer will tell you that they view the market as being the constraint to building commercial scale plants. If there was sufficient demand at the required price, they would build the plants to supply it. The likely large scale buyers state that they will begin to purchase when secure supply, quality and price are in place. This means that somebody has to make the first move. Who should this be?
We are prepared to enter into agreements with organizations in the form of joint ventures, licensing or other arrangements. Whoever enters into these agreements will be assuming significant technological risk, but the rewards of being the first mover in such a large space should be attractive enough for companies to pursue. Contact us if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.