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D3Max Pilot Test Results at ACE Ethanol Exceed Expectations
April 13, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(BBI International/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  This February, D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. Installed at ACE Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin, the testing of the …

Cell-Free Manufacturing: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenlight Biosciences
December 28, 2016 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  GreenLight Biosciences is a bioproduction company that has developed what it terms “a revolutionary cell-free manufacturing platform”.

The cell-free platform is capable of synthesizing complex chemicals through a sustainable, clean, biological …

Yeast Evolution Offers Hope for Cellulosic Biofuel
November 15, 2016 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The prospects for cellulosic ethanol becoming a commercially available clean transportation fuel could also hinge on yeast’s ability to ferment corn stalks, switchgrass, wood chips or other fibrous …

Changing Cell Behavior Could Boost Biofuels, Medicine
November 10, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Beth Miller (Phys.Org)  A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances, which could be useful for stem cell research, …

‘Super Yeast’ Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels
October 19, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Mark E. Griffin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to ExxonMobil in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 6, 2016 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

In this slide deck, we …

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants
June 17, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the Gen-1 ethanol fleet, and have implications for everything from passenger cars to jets.

#15 Vertimass  and Byogy

#14 …

Renmatix Turns Biomass into Sugars for Industrial Use
May 3, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(NewBIO/Cooperative Extension System)  Technology patented by Renmatix enables the manufacture of industrial sugars from biomass on a scale that is commercially cost-effective.

Table of Contents

Introduction
From Biomass to Sugars
Benefits of Supercritical Water
Customers Rebuild …

Doing More with Less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso
March 25, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We knew that Stora Enso has become awesomely serious about the advanced bioeconomy when news emerged in 2014 that the company had acquired Virdia for $33 million with additional potential payouts …

Momentum Builds behind Researcher’s New Biomass Process
March 11, 2016 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison/Phys.Org)  For a world hooked on fossil carbons, the vials of amber syrup in Jim Dumesic’s lab are full of sweet potential.  Dumesic’s group caused a stir in research circles and the media …

Chempolis’ Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Heads for Commercial-Scale in India
February 15, 2016 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chempolis’ multi-year quest to build cellulosic ethanol in India finds a happy landing.  —  In India, €110 million joint venture cellulosic ethanol project of Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited …

ExxonMobil, REG Tie-Up to Take Cellulosic Biodiesel to Scale
January 27, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two giants hook up to bring cellulosic biodiesel to scale. A new source of biodiesel feedstock, and a new source of renewable fuels.

In Iowa, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group have …

C5 Is the New C6
December 16, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Goodbye glucose, hello xylose. The X-Factor in the advanced bioeconomy might just be a sugar that starts with an X.  …  When we think about C5s — that are liberated by …

A Metabolic Pathway in Cyanobacteria Could Yield Better Biofuels and Bioproducts from Photosynthesis
December 14, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Scientists from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and …

DEINOVE Successfully Reaches 2G Bioethanol Pre-Industrial Scale in a 300-Liter Fermenter
November 24, 2015 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(DEINOVE) DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals from non-food biomass with its Deinococcus bacteria, announced today that it has produced 2G ethanol with an exceptional performance level …

Alliance Bioenergy Improves CTS Conversion Rates in October
October 30, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Richard Blair, Dr. Peter Cohen and Dr. Zhilin Xie, continues to see …

Barley Straw Shows Potential as Transport Biofuel Raw Material
September 30, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Eastern Finland)  The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new University of Eastern Finland study.

Seeking to …

Sugar Is the New Crude: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to American Process
September 29, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment

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 …

The Isobutene Process Successfully Uses Xylose, the “Wood Sugar”
August 24, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  The isobutene process was first developed by Global Bioenergies using glucose derived from cereals such as wheat or corn. Early in 2015, the company announced that the process was compatible with crude “second …

4 Minutes with… Eddy Christensson, VP Sales & Marketing, North America, Taurus Energy AB, Lund Sweden
August 5, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Taurus Energy is a Research & Development company specializing in strain development of pentoses both xylose and arabinose in biomass derived streams. Taurus has extensive know-how in lingo cellulosic ethanol …

Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude
July 21, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  As the world’s fastest growing temperate tree species, poplar can add a dozen feet annually and reach maturity in as few as four years.  One of its hybrids, populus …

High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Biomass by in vitro Metabolic Engineering: Mixed Sugars Coutilization and Kinetic Modeling
April 13, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

Joseph A. Rollin, Julia Martin del Campo, Suwan Myung, Fangfang Sun, Chun You, Allison Bakovic, Roberto Castro, Sanjeev K. Chandrayan, Chang-Hao Wu, Michael W. W. Adams, Ryan S. Senger, and Y.-H. Percival Zhang (Proceedings of …

Corn Husks a Promising Source of Renewable Fuel
April 7, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! News/Agence France-Presse)  US scientists said Monday they have found a way to use discarded corn husks and stalks to make cheap hydrogen fuel that doesn’t pollute the environment like fossil fuels.
The advances by a …

Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects Boosted by Research
October 31, 2014 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(The Crop Site)  US – The potential for producing cost-effective cellulosic ethanol that uses plentiful and sustainable cellulosic plant biomass continues to grow, thanks to research at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA Agricultural Research …

First Ionic Liquid Made from Plant Waste
August 28, 2014 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by James Urquhart (Chemistry World)  Ionic liquids – salts that are liquid at room temperature – could potentially be made more cheaply and greenly by recycling by-products from biofuel production processes, according to US researchers. These …

Cellulosic Byproduct Increases Ethanol Yield
October 22, 2013 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Scientists from the University of Illinois have reported that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into …

More Efficient Production of Biofuels from Waste with the Help of Modified Yeasts
August 30, 2013 – 9:12 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  … Researchers from VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) who are associated with KU Leuven have developed yeast strains that produce bio-ethanol from waste with an unprecedented efficiency. As a result, they are well placed to …

Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market
April 5, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Virginia Tech News)  A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel …

Research Targets Cells to Reduce Lignin, Boost Fermentable Sugar
December 31, 2012 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)    Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute are exploring new ways to meet the challenge of recalcitrant cellulosic feedstocks and lower the cost of biomass-based biofuels. The group recently published …

Ethanol Production from Xylose by Pichia Stipitis NRRL Y-7124 in a Stirred Tank Bioreactor
February 1, 2012 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Silva, J. P. A., Mussatto, Solange I., Roberto, I.C., Teixeira, J. A.   (Universidade do Minho/Repositorium)  The ethanol production by Pichia stipitis was evaluated in a stirred tank bioreactor using semidefined medium containing xylose (90.0 g/l) as the …

Trillium Awarded SBIR Grant from National Science Foundation
September 6, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(Trillium FiberFuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Trillium FiberFuels Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further its work in developing innovative technologies for creating fuel-grade ethanol from straw and other biomass.  This latest …

Novel Gene Increases Yeast’s Appetite for Plant Sugars
August 1, 2011 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  For thousands of years, bakers and brewers have relied on yeast to convert sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Yet, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers eager to harness this talent for …

Is China for You? The Opportunities, the Risks, the Way
July 22, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A combination of industrial biotech know-how, an array of biomass feedstocks (particularly lignocellulose), a strong and growing domestic market, and ready access to scale-up debt for scale-up through China’s steadier …

Enzymes from Garden Compost Could Favour Bioethanol Production
March 11, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(Lund University)  The researcher in question is Nadia Skorupa Parachin and the secret of her technique is enzymes that she extracted from garden soil. If ethanol can be successfully made from xylose then ethanol production …

Biofuel Startup Launches Chemical Side Business
February 18, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Nathalie Weinstein (Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon)  Research into sugar-based biofuels requires sugar not sold at a grocery store.

Corvallis start-up Trillium FiberFuels for the last five years has been developing cellulosic ethanol technology that uses xylose, …

Advancing Next-Generation Biofuels
January 23, 2011 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Blake Simmons (Vice-President, Deconstruction Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute)  Simmons provides an overview of Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBI) and their research associated with converting cellulosic biomass to biofuel.  He describes the challenges of the various …

Team Overcomes Major Obstacles to Cellulosic Biofuel Production
December 30, 2010 – 9:34 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert/University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)  A newly engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of sugar from plants to produce ethanol, researchers report. The sugars are glucose, a six-carbon sugar that is relatively easy to …

Bioengineers Develop Bacterial Strain That Could Increase Ethanol Production
December 14, 2010 – 9:02 am | No Comment

(Wiley Press Room/Renewable Energy World)  A team of Bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol. The research, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, reveals how …

Evaluation Proves Taurus Energy Yeast
November 22, 2010 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) SEKAB E-Technology and Taurus Energy AB have successfully carried out a three-week long industrial demo scale evaluation of Taurus Energy’s yeast. The yeast has been specially developed, and, in contrast to ordinary …