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Ben Mckay

Vice President Innovation
Chemistry
Avantium
Netherlands

Biography

As VP Innovation,he is currently leading our effort to develop and commercialise a process for the production of second generation sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, the ZAMBEZI process: A best in class process, offering high purity 2G glucose for bio-based chemical production, at a cost competitive with 1G starch-based glucose. Further, he is embedded in our Renewable Chemistries “incubator” group, which is working on an exciting portfolio of other new bio-based chemical processes.  

Research Interest

Polymers, Catalysis, green chemistry, bio-based chemical production, biomass

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