Anellotech Selects Texas Site for Installation of Fully-Integrated Development and Testing Facility (TCat-8™)

January 13, 2016
Installation to begin late January with start-up operation scheduled during 2016.

Pearl River, New York – January 13, 2016 – Anellotech, a sustainable technology company focused on producing cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food biomass, today announced that the Company has selected Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas as the site for the installation of its fully-integrated development and testing facility (TCat-8™). Construction of a building and related facilities to house the pre-built unit is scheduled to begin late January with completion and operation scheduled during 2016.

This 25 meter-tall unit will confirm the viability and suitability of the Bio-TCat process for scale-up, and generate the data needed to design commercial plants using Bio-TCat technology. The TCat-8 unit was jointly designed by Anellotech and its R&D partner IFPEN, and will use a novel catalyst under joint development by Anellotech and Johnson Matthey.

“We evaluated several potential sites for TCat-8 and have selected Hardin County, Texas as the location for our TCat-8 development and testing unit,” said David Sudolsky, President and CEO of Anellotech. “We had received bids from five different construction companies to install the unit adjacent to our Rockland County, NY headquarters and lab, and all the quotes were significantly above our target. The Texas location provides low capital and also low operating expense, access to a highly skilled workforce, and an infrastructure that will further position Anellotech to leverage our proprietary thermal catalytic biomass conversion technology to cost-competitively produce renewable chemicals from non-food biomass. We are pleased to enter the next phase of our commercialization plans and look forward to beginning operations of the TCat-8 unit in 2016.”

Anellotech’s corporate headquarters and other R&D operations will remain in Pearl River, NY.

About Anellotech

Anellotech is a green innovation and technology company developing an efficient and eco-friendly process for producing bio-based BTX from non-food biomass. We use proprietary breakthrough technology to provide these sustainable chemical building blocks, as an alternative to their identical counterparts derived from fossil sources. By using biomass as a source feedstock for aromatic chemicals, Anellotech is helping broaden the world’s access to renewable chemical and energy sources, while lowering these chemicals’ lifecycle carbon footprint to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For further information contact:

David Sudolsky Anellotech Inc. +1 (845) 735 7700

Cory Ziskind ICR, Inc. (646) 277 1232

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