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How Do You Generate $2B in Cellulosic Ethanol, with No Upfront Investment?
June 14, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center. Production will start by Q4 2016. …

Aemetis Licenses Edeniq’s Cellulosic Ethanol Technology
March 24, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Edeniq and Aemetis have entered into a License Agreement under which Aemetis will deploy Edeniq’s Pathway technology at its 60 million gallon per year ethanol production facility located in Keyes, California.

Edeniq’s Pathway Technology …

Flint Hills Resources Licenses Edeniq’s Pathway Technology
February 15, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(Edeniq)  Edeniq’s Pathway Technology produces cellulosic ethanol, enhances yield, and increases oil recovery  —  Edeniq, Inc., a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Flint Hills Resources, a …

Team Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism
February 10, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and …

Project Aims to Lower Cellulase Cost through Enzyme Recycling
January 4, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Autodisplay Biotech GmbH)  In November, an international consortium led by Autodisplay Biotech GmbH started Pathway EFB, a €1.6 million ($1.75 million) collaborative research and development project to significantly lower cellulase cost in the production of …

Latvian Scientists Make Bioethanol and Furfural from Straw
August 26, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Olga Pavuk  (The Baltic Course)  Production of bioethanol is an alternative energy source of utmost importance in replacing ordinary fuel made from hydrocarbons. Latvian scientists have succeeded in producing bioethanol and furfural from plant …

Enzyme Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods
January 14, 2015 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Bill Scanlon (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed an enzyme that could change the economics of biofuel conversion by converting biomass to …

Going Deep With Enzyme Technology: No Part of the Corn Kernel Goes Unexplored.
July 2, 2013 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

Jack Rogers (Novozymes/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Novozyme’s R&D group has been successful extracting and converting more starch from corn, so we decided to investigate opportunities to increase corn oil yields as well.

Our research started with the …

Who’s Ahead Now in Enzymes? Codexis Launches Next-Gen CodeXyme4
March 13, 2013 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Compared to prior generations, CodeXyme 4 and CodeXyme 4X significantly reduce the cost of cellulosic sugar production for biofuels and bio‐based chemicals.

…Codexis’ latest generation of advanced cellulase enzymes, CodeXyme 4 …

Chlamydomonas Shown to Break Down Cellulose
January 3, 2013 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Douglas Main reports on OurAmazingPlanet that researchers at Germany’s University of Bielefeld have discovered that when the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiis deprived of carbon dioxide, it can cannibalize other plants’ materials. According to the …

Going for the Fiber
October 14, 2012 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Quad County Corn Processors is working toward production of both grain-based and cellulosic ethanol from the same feedstock.

Travis Brotherson, plant engineer at the 30 MMgy ethanol plant in Galva, …

Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB) Develops Advanced Biofuels without Food Use
September 13, 2012 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

(Melodika.net)  …Biofuels of the 2nd generation are made of agricultural waste – from wood chips, straw or specially cultivated “energy crops”. The Austrian competence centre acib (Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology) has found ways to …

Codexis, Shell Redraw the Advanced Biofuels Map with Global Enzyme Rights Deal
September 5, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In California, Codexis announced that Shell has granted Codexis a royalty-bearing, non-exclusive license to develop, manufacture, use and sell cellulase enzymes developed under the companies’ Amended and Restated Collaborative Research …

The Enzyme Wars
February 24, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes releases a new, high-performance enzyme for advanced cellulosic biofuels: Cellic CTec3. Will Novozymes win the enzyme wars? Will enzymes defeat gasification?  When will renewables defeat fossil fuels on cost?

In …

Biotech Firms Go after Smart Enzymes to Fuel Energy Sector
December 29, 2011 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Vishal Dutta (The Times of India/Economic Times)  Biotech companies producing industrial enzymes are gradually moving to cellulosic enzymes that help in bio-fuel generation. Enzymes are biological catalysts and when added to agriculture residue speed up …

Codexis, Mascoma Show that Low-Cost Sugar is the Key, as Biofuels Moves from R&D into Industrial Era
December 12, 2011 – 7:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“The government rushed into investments, with no diligence,” says Codexis chief Alan Shaw. “They are just not industrialists, in my opinion.”

Two major announcements this week drive the point home in …

Turn Up the Heat: Researchers Explore Heat-Resistant Enzymes
December 8, 2011 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …“Thermophilic fungi can be found worldwide, most commonly in habitats where self-heating of plant material results in high temperatures, such as compost heaps, municipal waste, plant straw, and animal …

Codexis Introduces CodeXyme™ Cellulase Enzyme Product Line for Biobased Chemicals
December 8, 2011 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(Codexis)  Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today introduced the CodeXyme™ Cellulase enzyme product line to convert biomass to sugar, enabling cost effective production of sustainable products.

“The launch of the CodeXyme™ Cellulase product line introduces Codexis as a player in the …

Henan Tianguan Expands the Capacity of Cellulosic Ethanol
October 17, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(SB Wire)  Henan Tianguan Fuel Ethanol Co., Ltd. (Henan Tianguan) plans to launch cellulosic ethanol plants to expand its capacity gradually in next three years, which is expected to reach 120,000t/a in 2014, according to …

Advancing Next-gen Biofuels by Turning Up the Heat on Biomass Pretreatment Processes
October 4, 2011 – 7:39 am | No Comment

by Marie Louise Ballon (U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute/Renewable Energy World)   …Published online October 2 in Nature Biotechnology, an international team of scientists including DOE JGI researchers compared the finished genomes of Thielavia …

Opening Plenary – “Industry Perspectives on Bioenergy”: The Future Biobased Economy
September 9, 2011 – 7:14 am | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Biotechnology Industry Organization). Matt Carr, Managing Director or BIO notes that in 2011, biofuels comprise about 10% of the US transportation fuel market; in 2025, biofuels will consist of around 25% of …

Salt-loving Microbe Provides New Enzymes for the Production of Next Gen Biofuels
July 8, 2011 – 9:55 am | No Comment

(Joint Genome Institute)  Calif.—In order to realize the full potential of advanced biofuels that are derived from non-food sources of lignocellulosic biomass—e.g., agricultural, forestry, and municipal waste, and crops such as  poplar, switchgrass and miscanthus—new …

Hot Springs Microbe May Hold Key to Biofuel Production
July 6, 2011 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Researchers from the University of California Berkeley and the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a microbe in a Nevada hot spring that enjoys eating cellulose (aka plant material) …

Ending the Enzyme Enigma
May 19, 2011 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Figuring out how to produce enzymes at a feasible cost is just part of the puzzle

A decade ago, the cost of enzymes was at the top of the …

Taking the American Biofuel Industry to the Next Level; From Talk to Action
March 24, 2011 – 7:58 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  The United States has a lot riding on the success of its biofuel industry – energy independence, job creation, and environmental stewardship. But really, how far is the country in achieving its goals? There …

Codexis Expanding Beyond Biofuels to Carbon Capture, Plastics
March 8, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)   Enzymes will take off once the cellulosic economy gets moving, says Alan Shaw.

…Codexis meanwhile, has seen its stock go to $10.56, or $2.50 below the IPO price.

CEO Alan Shaw, however, …

Novozymes and Nedalco to Improve Biofuel Production
May 11, 2010 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(Novozymes)  Novozymes, the world leader in biofuel enzymes, and Royal Nedalco, a leading yeast developer and ethanol producer, collaborate to develop a new fermentation process that can efficiently ferment C5 and C6 sugars. Fermentation of both …

South Dakota State University Studies Corn Stover Pretreatment
April 9, 2010 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)   Using a high shear bioreactor (extrusion) pretreatment process can help prepare corn stover as a feedstock for making cellulosic ethanol, a South Dakota State University study finds.

The SDSU study explored different temperatures, screw …

The Power of Nature; The Speed of Technology
March 19, 2010 – 6:08 am | No Comment

by Mark Emalfarb (Dyadic International)  In addition to explaining Dyadic’s C1 enzyme, its history and uses, this presentation includes clear diagrams of how enzymes are used in breaking down cellulose and hemicellulose and charts of …

Accelerating Production of Advanced Biofuels with Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs
April 17, 2008 – 11:46 am | No Comment

From the open plenary session of the Biomass 2008 Conference.   Download PDF.