OAKVILLE, Onatrio -- KmX Corporation, a privately held Ontario company founded in 2005 announced today that it has agreed to provide Fiberight LLC of Lawrenceville, Virginia exclusive rights to its membrane aided concentration and dehydration technologies for the conversion of Municipal Solid Waste into ethanol. These membrane technologies replace the need for energy intensive distillation columns and molecular sieves in refining cellulosic ethanol. Through the selectivity of KmX’s hydrophobic membranes to ethanol molecules, the small fraction of cellulosic ethanol in the fermented broth of around 6% can quickly be concentrated to 50% and then to fuel grade quality using KmX’s hydrophilic membranes.
“These downstream membrane technologies integrated with our proprietary front end processes will create a game change in our quest for low cost cellulosic ethanol and takes us much closer to reducing our dependence on imported oil” said Craig Stuart Paul CEO of Fiberight.
“Having been in development for over 15 years it is gratifying to see our membrane technologies start providing major benefits to companies in bio fuels, bio chemicals and bio plastics. Our proprietary membranes create lower cost pathways in dealing with some of the more complex issues surrounding hydrolysis, fermentation and separation all of which are key components in creating economically viable green products” said Isaac Gaon CEO of KmX Corporation.
KmX is calling on Municipalities and Waste Management companies in Canada and the US with the intention of creating long term contracts for feed stock.