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  • 1. Low cost cellulosic sugar: the ultimate feedstock<br />May 10, 2011<br />
  • 2. Who is Renmatix?<br />Kleiner Perkins funded company exiting stealth mode<br />Focus is producing the lowest cost cellulosic sugars via a novel thermo chemical approach, the Plantrose™ process<br />Scaled process to current, operational, 3 dry tons biomass/day scale<br />Management team with >75 years experience in the chemical industry<br />Supported by industry leading Board of Directors and accomplished Scientific Advisory Board<br />
  • 3. Proven leadership team and Board <br />Management Team<br />Board and SAB (partial)<br />3<br /><ul><li>General Partner of venture capital firm KPCB since 1980; Investments include: Google, Compaq, Intuit, Netscape, Lotus, Sun, Amazon</li></ul>John Doerr<br />General Partner<br />Kleiner Perkins<br /><ul><li>Served as VP, Global Business Leader at Rohm and Haas; 20 years of experience</li></ul>Mike Hamilton<br />CEO<br />Dr. Ajit Nazre<br />Partner<br />Kleiner Perkins<br /><ul><li>Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Former top executive at SAP</li></ul>Manuk Colakyan<br />CTO<br /><ul><li>Extensive 25 year background at Dow and Union Carbide</li></ul>Dr. Doug Cameron<br />Founder<br />Alberti Advisors<br /><ul><li>Past roles include: Managing Director and Chief Science Advisor at various firms including Piper Jaffray, Khosla Ventures, Cargill, Inc. </li></ul>Mike Simard<br />Engineering<br /><ul><li>20 years in global engineering project execution including with GE
  • 4. Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems
  • 5. Expert in hydrothermal and supercritical media</li></ul>Dr. Jeff Tester<br />Cornell Univ.<br /><ul><li>15 years with Dow Chemical/Union Carbide in Manufacturing and Research roles </li></ul>Dan Floyd<br />Process Tech.<br />Dr. Robert Brown<br />Iowa State<br /><ul><li>Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering
  • 6. Expert in conversion of biorenewable resources
  • 7. Former Bain & Co. consultant with diverse strategic and supply chain experience including clean tech</li></ul>Tim Brown<br />Business Dev.<br />Dr. Mani Subramanian<br /> Univ. of Iowa<br /><ul><li>Director of Center for Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
  • 8. Expert in biocatalysis
  • 9. Development, design, scale-up, & start-up of bioindustrial processes -ZeaChem, NatureWorks, Rennovia</li></ul>Fred Moesler<br />Tech. Strategy<br />
  • 10. Our platform is designed for flexibility<br />Supercritical water platform for biomass conversion<br />Woody biomass<br />Sugar<br />Agricultural residues<br />Energy grasses<br />Process derived chemicals<br />Lignin<br />Flexible process technology platform <br />4<br />Other waste sources<br />
  • 11. Biomass to sugar focus<br />Cheaper<br /><ul><li>Process uses no significant consumables
  • 12. Simple, flexible process can use variety of biomass types</li></ul>Faster<br /><ul><li>Hemicelluloses solubilized in small number of minutes
  • 13. Cellulose solubilized in seconds</li></ul>Really<br /><ul><li>Two pilot facilities operational in Atlanta area:
  • 14. 100 kg dry biomass day scale
  • 15. 3 tons dry biomass day scale</li></li></ul><li>Xylose liquor<br />Technology overview<br />6<br />Inherently separate streams<br />Biomass<br />Fractionation reactor<br />Fractionation solid/liquid separation<br />Glucose liquor<br />Cellulose <br />hydrolysis reactor<br />Cell hyd solid/liquid separation<br />Lignin <br />
  • 16. Flexible business model<br />7<br />Opportunity<br /><ul><li>Build, own, operate
  • 17. Sell sugar</li></ul>Solo<br />Three options for low cost sugar via Renmatix Plantrose ™ Process<br /><ul><li>Joint venture
  • 18. Partner with downstream expertise</li></ul>Partner<br /><ul><li>License
  • 19. Sugar production for specific market</li></ul>License<br />Planning stages for first 100K tons/year sugar commercial facility<br />
  • 20. Q&A<br />