Since 1977, IPCI has become the global industry leader in clean bio-glycol production technology. Over the last 15 years, IPCI has focused on sugar to glycol technology amassing 16 process related patents. Our expertise includes: pre-treatment of biomass sugars, continuous hydrotreatment and advanced separations technology.
These unique processes produce high purity, high yield glycols using a variety of agricultural and biomass feedstock including low cost biodiesel glycerol. Our sugars to polyol technologies produce clean, sustainably sourced polyols at an equivalent quality and cost to those derived from petrochemicals.
What are Polyols?
Polyol is a collective term for a range of chemical compounds with multiple functional hydroxyl groups bound to a carbon atom. They are alcohols and are primarily used by two industries, food science and chemistry, depending on their composition. They comprise alditols, which include but not limited to: glycerol, sorbitol, xylitol and mannitol; and glycols, which include but are not limited to ethylene glycol, propylene glycol and butanediol isomers.
IPCI has developed processes for hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis of sugars and alditols that can be tailored to suit either a particular feedstock or end product.