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Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in Industrial Biotech Fermentation

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most visible advanced industrial fermentation target for a number of years has been cellulosic ethanol, but the targets are diversifying and cellulosics themselves are shifting gears from process to feedstocks. There’s a fervent ferment in fermentation these days. Today, we go through the Top 10 Trendlines that have emerged in the headlines.

#1: The secret is out about Genomatica’s 1,3 butylene glycol

#2: Cargill, Evolva to bring next-gen sweetener to scale

#3: Amyris, DARPA and Living Foundries

#4: Epic cellulosic projection shift at EPA

Last week, we reported on Jeremy Martin’s incisive analysis of EPA’s doings. We reported on his clear demonstration of how the Environmental Protection Agency shifted gears in mid-June by scrapping the cellulosic biofuel target based on corn kernel technology that has been successfully ramping up and instead focusing on the slow-to-commercialization large-scale facilities that haven’t performed as well as they should have. The earlier methodology proposed pre-June 23 would have increased the cellulosic biofuel mandate in 2018 from 2017 in line with this expansion in corn kernel production but instead was cut June 23 by more than 150 million gallons, sending negative signals to investors in advanced biofuels.

#5: New applications

#6 Effective combinations are the ticket: QCCP

#7: There’s hot tech right inside the landfill

#8: Feedstock advances

Looking at roadsides

New frontiers in using food waste

#9: New processes and organisms

High-pressure pre-treatment before fermentation sparks big boost in yield

Advanced yeasts

Advances in e.coli

#10 Effective Execution  READ MORE


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