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Agilyx announces a partnership with Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

Agilyx and Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (WBI) today announce a partnership to explore chemical recycling options for plastics and polymers. The goal of the partnership is to advance innovative alternatives to transform various post-consumer plastics and polymers back to virgin petrochemical raw materials and value-added polymers. This collaboration will build onAgilyx’s existing technology platform and WBI’s green chemistry expertise to develop a comprehensive set of industrial raw materials that deliver positive environmental impacts.

Agilyx is the industry leader in developing technology solutions for transforming post-consumer plastics into valuable petrochemical commodities. Based on its experience with the post-consumer plastic waste streams, Agilyx now offers comprehensive support services to the plastics industry. WBIbrings the expertise of Green Chemistry to the partnership–a discipline that works to reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances to actively promote a more environmentally and economically sustainable future.This collaboration withDr. John Warner includes him assuming a lead role on Agilyx’s Advisory Board.

Dr. Warner is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry and co- author of the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice. He is recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal and has published over 250 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, personal care, solar energy,and construction and paving materials are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications.

”I have known John Warner and WBI for many years. I am truly excited about the collaboration we are forging,” said Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Agilyx. “Plastics and polymers are materials we all are using more and more in our daily lives. Our use,however, has increased faster than our ability to recycle them in an environmentally responsible way. We are excited to work with John and WBI to bring the world a series of environmentally-responsible options for recycling plastics.”

“Our partnership with Agilyx is a compelling fit for us given their substantial know-how in sustainable plastics and polymer recycling, as well their unwavering commitment to advance their know-how through continuous innovation,” said Joe Pont, CEO of WBI.

About Agilyx

Agilyx is an environmental technology and development company located in Tigard, Oregon that extracts value from difficult-to-recycle mixed waste plastic streams. The Company has developed the first full-circle system capable of recycling polystyrene (packaging materials and consumer productsetc.) into styrene monomer, which is then used to remake polystyrene (“PS”) products.

The company also has a hydrocarbon recycling technology that converts mixed plastics to high quality crude oil. Agilyx is working with waste service providers, municipalities, refiners, and private and public enterprises to develop closed-loop industrial solutions for mixed waste plastics. To learn more please contact
About Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry is an invention factory that creates new technologies across all industries that are touched by chemistry.  WBI was co-founded in 2007 by Dr. John C. Warner and Jim Babcock. WBI’s successful application of Green Chemistry is invariably based on the principle that safety and sustainability are inseparable from superior performance and cost.For more information, please visit and

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