Solenis has announced that the company has licensed its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite Chemical. This resolves pending legal action filed by Hydrite against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patents for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. Going forward Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite; thus, Hydrite will become an authorized licensee in the U.S. and Canada of Solenis’ technology. Solenis says that its technology enhances the efficiency of corn oil extraction in the corn-to-ethanol process.
“Our corn oil extraction technology is a game changing invention that has enabled many ethanol producers to improve their profit potential. This agreement is a win-win for the industry as it will enable more ethanol producers to reap the benefits of our technology,” said Shruti Singhal, Vice President, Industrial Water, North America, Solenis.
Jon Murnik, Executive Director – Foam Products, Hydrite, added, “As a market leader in ethanol, we are pleased to have reached an agreement with Solenis to continue to offer polysorbate chemistries to our customers, in addition to other products that enhance the biofuels process and produce more corn oil. We remain focused on product innovation to expand our current offerings of non-polysorbate chemistries.”