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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2015 Green Chemistry Governor's Award Winner: Mayaterials, Inc.: Liquid Silica from Bio- and Industrial Waste, Sustainable and Green

Title:
2015 Green Chemistry Governor's Award Winner: Mayaterials, Inc.: Liquid Silica from Bio- and Industrial Waste, Sustainable and Green

Abstract:
Mayaterials has learned to depolymerize silica at < 200 degrees Celsius using more sustainable resources including rice hull ash (RHA), diatomaceous earth (DE), and others. Importantly, the researchers realized an objective explored unsuccessfully multiple times over the past 85 years satisfying one of the "grand challenges" of silicon chemistry. Mayaterials can use RHA and DE, and likely other agricultural waste to produce alkoxysilanes, especially Si(OEt)4 [TEOS], at costs estimated to be about 10 percent of TEOS currently produced (at scale).

URL:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/Award_Winner_2015_505825_7.pdf

Source:
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
2015

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