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Sugar Is the New Crude: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to American Process
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although American Process has been most closely associated with its complete cellulosic biofuels package — of late, the company has been much in focus because of its capabilities in producing low-cost renewable sugars.
Thought it was a matter of making sugars and shipping them to an ethanol producer? Think again. In this case, there are opportunities for butanol and ethanol conversion from xylose and mannose. But glucose is expected will go to the sugar markets and to chemical processors.
So, American Process highlights the advantages in co-locating with power plants for power & heat. In short, there’s an industrial symbiosis building up — where you can see power, renewable sugars separators, fuel biorefineries and chemical plants potentially sharing a central location, close to biomass feedstock and rail logistics. READ MORE