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Virent, Inc.

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Founded in 2002, Virent, a catalyst and technology development company specializing in bio-based fuels and chemicals, is now offering contract R&D services through its facility in Madison, WI.

Virent is uniquely positioned as a partner for contract R&D. Virent offers 24 continuous lab/pilot scale testing rigs that can be reconfigured to meet a customer’s needs. Virent has three demonstration units allowing 100X scale-up and a highly trained work force able to accommodate 24-hour a day continuous run operations. Virent has a metal fabrication workshop allowing for in-house adaptation and modification of these units.

Operations are supported by a state-of–the-art analytical department with the necessary instrumentation and expertise to provide method development or transfer in of your SOPs in chromatography, micro-pulse testing, spectroscopy, wet chemistry, physical properties, or catalyst... Show more »

Founded in 2002, Virent, a catalyst and technology development company specializing in bio-based fuels and chemicals, is now offering contract R&D services through its facility in Madison, WI.

Virent is uniquely positioned as a partner for contract R&D. Virent offers 24 continuous lab/pilot scale testing rigs that can be reconfigured to meet a customer’s needs. Virent has three demonstration units allowing 100X scale-up and a highly trained work force able to accommodate 24-hour a day continuous run operations. Virent has a metal fabrication workshop allowing for in-house adaptation and modification of these units.

Operations are supported by a state-of–the-art analytical department with the necessary instrumentation and expertise to provide method development or transfer in of your SOPs in chromatography, micro-pulse testing, spectroscopy, wet chemistry, physical properties, or catalyst characterization. Client data is managed through a state-of-the-art data management system. Virent’s procedures ensure protection of your confidential information.

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Process and Scale-Up Chemistry
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Virent offers both continuous lab/pilot scale testing rigs, along with demonstration-scale units, which can be reconfigured to meet a customer’s needs. These testing rigs are capable of running 24-hours per day seven days per week. Virent has a metal fabrication workshop allowing for in-house adaptation and modification of these... Show more »

Virent offers both continuous lab/pilot scale testing rigs, along with demonstration-scale units, which can be reconfigured to meet a customer’s needs. These testing rigs are capable of running 24-hours per day seven days per week. Virent has a metal fabrication workshop allowing for in-house adaptation and modification of these units. Operations are supported by a state-of –the-art analytical. Data is managed through a state-of-the-art Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Virent’s procedures ensure protection of your confidential information.


Chemical process optimization:

  • Continuous processing
  • Semi-batch processing
  • Batch processing
  • Fixed bed catalytic processing
  • Process scale-up (100X)
  • Sample preparation

Core chemistries practiced include: Hydrogenation, Hydrodeoxygenation, Alkylation, Isomerization, Heterogeneous catalysis; and more.

  • Wide range of fixed-bed reactors available from ½” to 3” OD
  • Operating conditions up to 540 oC and 1950 psig
  • Can be configured to meet your needs.
  • Integrated distillation capabilities
  • Batch CSTRs also available.
  • Analytic support laboratory on site.

Pilot scale production:

  • Batch Reactors – 100 mL – 2 gal (up to 350 oC / 2000 psig)
  • Continuous Fixed-bed Reactors-1/2” & 1” OD, integrated and configurable (up to 540 oC / 1950 psig)
  • Batch Distillation
  • Continuous Packed Distillation Columns

Demonstration scale production:

  • Shell and tube reactors - 1” x 12’ (400 oC, 1650 psig)
  • Single tube reactors - 2” x 7’ (500 oC, 2200 psig)
  • Single tube reactors - 3’ x 8’ (625 oC, 200 psig)
  • Distillation column - 2” x 7’ (500 oC, 1900 psig)
  • Distillation columns - 3” x 11’ and 13.5’, 20+ theoretical stages (400 oC, 325 psig)
  • Melt crystallization – 100’s kg-scale
  • Filtration
  • Ion Chromatography - rotary SMB unit
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Catalyst Screening and Development
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Catalyst testing and development

  • Catalyst Preparation
  • Side-by side catalyst evaluation
  • Life studies

  • Wide range of fixed-bed reactors available from ½” to 3” OD

  • Operating conditions up to 540 oC and 1950 psig

  • Can be configured to meet your needs.

  • Integrated distillation capabilities

  • Batch CSTRs also... Show more »

Catalyst testing and development

  • Catalyst Preparation
  • Side-by side catalyst evaluation
  • Life studies

  • Wide range of fixed-bed reactors available from ½” to 3” OD

  • Operating conditions up to 540 oC and 1950 psig

  • Can be configured to meet your needs.

  • Integrated distillation capabilities

  • Batch CSTRs also available.

Virent offers both continuous lab/pilot scale testing rigs, along with demonstration-scale units, which can be reconfigured to meet a customer’s needs. These testing rigs are capable of running 24-hours per day seven days per week. Virent has a metal fabrication workshop allowing for in-house adaptation and modification of these units. Operations are supported by a state-of –the-art analytical. Data is managed through a state-of-the-art Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Virent’s procedures ensure protection of your confidential information.

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Chemistry and Materials
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Synthetic Chemistry
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Chemical Engineering and Processing
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