Green Biologics is the leading global player in renewable acetone. Our acetone is produced through fermentation of sugars from renewable feedstocks. It is a drop-in alternative to petroleum-based acetone alternatives for a wide variety of end use applications. In 2016, our first U.S. plant will come on line in Little Falls, Minnesota utilising corn as a feedstock for the production of renewable n-butanol and renewable acetone.
Acetone is a clear, colourless, low boiling point, flammable solvent with a faintly aromatic, sweet smell that is used extensively as a solvent in paints, coatings, adhesives, inks, pharmaceutical and food applications. It is also used as an intermediate in the production of monomers, polymers, aldol chemicals and cellulose acetate. It is also used to produce isopropyl alcohol (or rubbing alcohol). It is a VOC-exempt and HAPS-compliant solvent with rapid evaporation rates. It mixes well with other solvents and is completely miscible with water. Our renewable acetone is readily biodegradable; acetone is GRAS certified for food applications.