West Virginia Patent of the Month – November 2023
AVN Corporation is a leading research and development firm solving the world’s toughest problems in science and technology. Recently, the company has been granted a patent for their catalyst support compositions.
AVN’s catalyst is 95% silicon carbide, leaving out the traditional messy clay binders. This makes it super clean and effective when transforming ethylene into ethylene oxide, a crucial step in making various products we use every day. This catalyst isn’t limited to just ethylene transformations. They’re versatile, working wonders in reactions like oxydehydrogenation of ethane and propane.
AVN scientists have a wide range of experience in catalysis, developing both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts to address needs across the industry. It’s this experience that has supported the company in developing the preparation protocols to achieve such precision in their silicon carbide catalysts.
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