Green Chemistry Case Studies
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. – 2012 PGCCA Winner in the Small Business Category
Title: Using Metathesis Catalysis to Produce High-Performing, Green Specialty Chemicals at Advantageous Costs
Summary: Elevance employs Nobel-prize-winning catalyst technology to break down natural oils and recombine the fragments into novel, high performance green chemicals. These chemicals combine the benefits of both petrochemicals and biobased chemicals. The technology consumes significantly less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent compared to petrochemical technologies. Elevance is producing specialty chemicals for many uses, such as highly concentrated cold-water detergents that provide better cleaning with reduced energy costs.