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Broad Genome Analysis Shows Yeasts Evolving by Subtraction

by Chris Barncard  (University of Wisconsin–Madison)  An unprecedented comparison of hundreds of species of yeasts has helped geneticists brew up an expansive picture of their evolution over the last hundreds of

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The 40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Impossible Foods took the #1 spot in the 2018 “40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Red-Hued Yeasts Hold Clues to Producing Better Biofuels

by Jill Sakai (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  A compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce better biofuels. A red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Novozymes’ Yeast Beast in New Release; Innova Lift’s Yield Revealed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In North Carolina, Novozymes launched its next yeast technology, Innova Lift, for the starch-based ethanol industry. The product follows the launch earlier this year of its

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Collaboration: Mascoma and NextFerm Technologies Enter Partnership on Yeast-Based Innovation

by Elizabeth Green (Food Ingredients First)  Mascoma LLC, a subsidiary of Canadian business Lallemand Inc., and NextFerm Technologies have signed a new commercial joint development agreement that will expand their collaboration into

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Establishment of a Marine Focused Biorefinery for Bioethanol Production Using Seawater and a Novel Marine Yeast Strain

by Abdelrahman Saleh Zaky, Darren Greetham, Gregory A. Tucker & Chenyu Du (Scientific Reports)  Current technologies for bioethanol production rely on the use of freshwater for preparing the fermentation media and use

August 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover How to Protect Yeast from Damage in Biofuel Production

by Chris Barncard  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Lessons on the Road to GoBig: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to POET-DSM Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In November we reported that POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project LIBERTY plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The company has

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Montana’s (bio) Materials Maestros: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Blue Marble Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to Blue Marble’s coordinates in the bioeconomy star-field, think advanced flavorings made from seemingly impossible materials. Most recently we reported that Missoula’s Masters of

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 5th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of June 21st, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces $40 Million for Bio-Based Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  31 Projects Will Help Advance Fundamental Science for Bioenergy  —  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Algae Biofuel Production Method Could Someday Compete with Petroleum

by Philip T. Pienkos (R&D Magazine)  … This time, the leading force was not the DOE (U.S. Department of Energy), but the investment community acting in the belief that the power

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Battle for Yeast Supremacy: DSM, DuPont, Novozymes and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Let’s review the big gambits from the likes of DSM, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Novozymes as they duke it out over market share in an

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF Invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s Underway on Advanced Fuels, Syngenta Breaks 3B Gallon Mark, Leaf Gets an Accelerator: Partnership Frenzy in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, technology accelerator

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits to Collaborate and Leverage Synergies Bringing Increased Value to Ethanol Producers

(Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits/BASF)  BASF Enzymes LLC and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement to leverage synergies between the two companies’ products that

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

FEW Recognizes Moore, Walker for Contributions to Fuel Ethanol

by  Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Higher Yields, Faster Fermentation, Reduced Energy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ XCELIS Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Building off the recent launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont XCELIS, DuPont Industrial Biosciences unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub – designed

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Launches 3 New Ethanol Products

(DuPont Industrial Biosciences/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Building off the recent launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont Xcelis, DuPont Industrial Biosciences unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub—designed to increase

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Yeast, Yield, and Plant Performance: The Real-World Science behind the Innovation — June 5, 2018

Yeast performance dictates how plants operate and how successful they are. But with the relatively recent introduction of new yeast technologies, it can be difficult to know what works best

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Hot Tech for Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Joint BioEnergy Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  JBEI’s mission is to convert biomass to biofuels. The goal is to provide the nation with clean, renewable transportation fuels identical to gasoline, diesel and jet

May 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

DSM Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Lallemand Related to Low-Glycerol Yeast Technology Applicable in Ethanol Production

(DSM/PR Newswire)  Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials received unanimous jury verdict in a Federal Court in Wisconsin concluding that all glycerol reducing ethanol yeast

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Key Enzyme for Production of Second-Generation Ethanol Discovered in Brazilian Amazon

(São Paulo Research Foundation/EurekAlert)  Protein encoded by gene found in microorganisms living in Amazon lake could boost efficiency on the sugarcane bagasse saccharification process, which makes for up to 50% of

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, Ave Atque Vale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Southern California the report has arrived that Verdezyne is winding down as a company, and today is the last day of operations. The low oil

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Accelerating Ag Innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Agricultural Research Service

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Duckweed Redux: Are Duckweed’s Ducks Finally in a Row for Protein, Fuels and More?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Duckweed DAYS commenced their inaugural Duckweed Project to commercialize the duckweed model developed by the Andrew J. Young Foundation. Tests conducted during

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Ace Ethanol to Install D3MAX Technology at Its Stanley, Wisconsin Facility

(BBI International/PR Newswire)  Adoption of both D3MAX and Whitefox Technologies will result in making the Stanley ethanol plant one of the most efficient ethanol facilities in the world.  —  D3MAX, LLC and Ace Ethanol,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Engineer Yeast to Grow on Xylose

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Tufts University)  Researchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient, xylose, enabling the yeast to grow faster and to

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

DSM Announces Broad Product Offering for the Biofuels Industry

(DSM/Newswire Today) Royal DSM announces its commitment to bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions –

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Use Light to Turn Yeast into Biochemical Factories

by Lonnie Shekhtman (Princeton University)  … In a series of experiments, they used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The results offer scientists a

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenbelt’s Testing Facility to Become Commercial Production Plant; “California BioEthanol Project” Designed to Meet the Growth of Local Protein and Ethanol Extraction Needs

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC:GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative that will convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a commercial-scale production

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Second Front in the Yeast Wars: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Cellulosic Tolerance in Yeast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve been covering some important movements in the design and performance of yeast in recent weeks, including the arrival of Novozymes’ Innova drive strains. Most of

February 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced, to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2G Biofuels Implementation Timetable

The biggest news out of Novozymes this month is its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, while also introducing the first product, Innova Drive. A completely new yeast strain, the product

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

How EtOH Production Affects Yeast Health: 4 Tips for Dealing with Ethanol Stress

by Dale Earls, Scientist (Novozymes/Biofuels Digest)  In commercial yeasts available today, as fermentation progresses and the concentration of ethanol rises, yeast cells are increasingly exposed to levels of ethanol that quickly

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Industrially-Relevant Strains: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biological Upgrading of Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a goal of developing industrially-relevant strains to meet titer, rate, and yield targets for fuel precursors for the 2022 BC

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, have successfully modified a microorganism to produce a useful intermediate from sugar fermentation, which can then

November 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

DuPont Launches Synerxia Thrive to Increase Ethanol Yields

(DuPont Industrial Biosciences/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced the launch of Synerxia Thrive Fermentation System, the newest innovation in the company’s synergistic fermentation system technologies. The new fermentation system will

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Cheaper, More Efficient Biofuels Targeted with New Yeast

(North Queensland Register)  A Sydney company has been awarded a $4.03 million grant to develop a yeast to address economic and sustainability issues surrounding biofuels.  —  SYDNEY-based yeast developer Microbiogen has been awarded

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Microorganism Factories: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Verdezyne

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Verdezyne is a privately held industrial biotechnology company that is developing and commercializing novel genetically engineered microorganisms for use as “factories” to manufacture renewable chemicals. Verdezyne’s

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Fuels and Much More: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”.  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Breaking the Bottleneck – POET-DSM Achieves Cellulosic Biofuel Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In South Dakota, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project LIBERTY plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The company has solved the

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

BREAKING NEWS: DowDuPont to Exit Cellulosic Biofuels Business

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Delaware, DowDuPont announced that it intends to sell its cellulosic biofuels business and its first commercial project, a 30 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Clariant to Build Flagship Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Romania: 8-Figure Sales Potential Envisioned

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Clariant’s board has approved investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology.

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Keeping Yeast Fit and Healthy: Combating Organic Acids in Fermentation

by Amanda Moser (Novozymes/Biofuels Digest)  … A yeast that is less susceptible to stressors is the best way to create a solid foundation for your fermentation. It also helps, however, to

October 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  iMicrobes designs and builds microorganisms, including industrial strains of bacteria and yeast to produce chemicals from natural gas and carbon dioxide. Their green, bio-based methods are

October 20, 2017 Read Full Article

A Sticky Matter: Sugar Molasses Dent EU’s Ambitions on Advanced Biofuels

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  Sugar molasses, which the European Commission sees as “advanced” biofuel, present many of the same problems as conventional biofuels – including a potential increase in food prices and

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Engineering and Evolution in Biotechnology

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advancements in yeast optimization are gaining momentum. New companies are entering the space and veterans are improving their processes.  —  Yeast strains used in

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

More Efficient Use of Raw Materials with the Aid of ‘Molecular Conveyor Belts’

(Phys. Org/Goethe University)   Currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because the microorganisms process the raw materials very slowly and generate

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Targeted Microbial Development: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biological Upgrading of Biomass Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting projects to investigate and recommend promising pathways for advanced biological upgrading of biomass sugars and lignin to hydrocarbons

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in Industrial Biotech Fermentation

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

September 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Potato Waste Processing May Be the Road to Enhanced Food Waste Conversion

(Pennsylvania State University/Phys.Org)  With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Industrially-Relevant Strains: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biological Upgrading of Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US Department of Energy has a goal of developing industrially-relevant strains to meet titer, rate, and yield targets for fuel precursors for the 2022 BC

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Sugarlogix Researchers Go from Fuel to Food

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Xylogenics Announces GX-1 Yeast Technology

(Xylogenics)  Indiana-based Xylogenics announced today the release of a new strain design for its patented GX-1 yeast production and fermentation process. The efficiencies created by the newest strain design will

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

“Packers” Yeast, Newly Identified by a UW–Madison Undergrad, Uncovers a Decades-Old Mistake in the Yeast Family Tree

by Chris Barncard (University of Wisconsin-Madison)   When Max Haase set out for a walk in Green Bay’s Baird Creek Nature Preserve on a May day in 2015, it was pretty

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

The Low pH Edge: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Eduardo Baral (Novvi/Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company.

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

UW–Madison Partners with Bonduel School District on Innovative Science Education

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  If science classes at Bonduel Middle School had a rallying cry it would be, “Don’t expect to find the answers in the book!”

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

New Capabilities for Genome-Wide Engineering of Yeast

by Claudia Lutz (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois)  New approach combines synthetic biology, genome editing tools, and automation to quickly and effectively produce novel yeast strains One of humankind’s oldest

May 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

CHASSY – New EU Yeast Biotech Project

(CHASSY)  … Yeast is already the powerhouse behind many food flavourings, the anti-aging compound Resveratrol, the malaria drug Artemisinin, the grapefruit extract Nootkatone, insulin, bioethanol, bioplastics, and there is potential for

May 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

AB Mauri Introduces AB Biotek in North America

(AB Mauri) AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products, has launched a new business division –

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Yeast and Bakery Ingredient Leader Launches New Biotech Division Targeting Fermentation and Yeast Innovation; Biofuels

(MoveEnergy)  AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products (AB Mauri sells Fleischmann’s yeast), has launched a

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Quad County Corn Processors to Evaluate XyloFerm® on Industrial Scale

(Taurus Energy)  Quad County Corn Processors, Galva, Iowa, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy has agreed to evaluate

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sake Brewing to Energy Production: How Innovation in Biofuels Is Coming From Unlikely Places

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Forbes)  … Biofuels are one example of the unique synergy that arises when energy developers think “outside the box”.

March 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Problem of Producing Cheap Biofuel from Cassava Solved

(Bangkok Post)  New yeast species is key to cutting cost  —  … After 18 months of research and experiments, the Thailand

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Exploring The Symbiotic Relationship of Lichens Could Make For Better Biofuel Production

(Biofuels Journal)  Researchers at John Hopkins University, USA, have created artificial lichens using bacteria and yeast that are capable of

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Five New Artificial Yeast Chromosomes Set Stage for First Synthetic Eukaryotic Genome

(American Association for the Advancement of Science/EurekAlert!) In a package featuring seven new studies, scientists of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

A Step toward Renewable Diesel: Chemical Engineers Program Yeast to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils.

by Anne Trafton (MIT News)  MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

The Emerging Synthetic Biology Ecosystem: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Gingko BioWorks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Ginkgo BioWorks announced the launch of their next generation foundry, Bioworks2. With 125,000 square feet

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

MIT Engineers Program Yeast to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils

by  Anne Trafton (MIT/Biomass Magazine)  MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

FHR Unveils a $50M Gambit to Make Überprotein at Ethanol Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50M in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol

January 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

LEAF Opens New Yeast Facility and Launches New Product

by Doris de Guzman (Green Chemicals Blog) Leaf – Lesaffre Advanced Fermentations has inaugurated its the new Lesaffre Yeast Corporation drying

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

PTG to Make Ethanol from Cassava Pulp

(Bangkok Post) PTG Energy Plc (PTG), a SET-listed oil retailer, and Eiamburapa Co (EBP), a top producer of tapioca products, have

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Harnessing the Biofuel Power of Algae

by Nicole Heslip  (Brownfield Ag News)  New research at Michigan State University has the potential to create a biofuel source

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Molecular Velcro Boosts Microalgae’s Potential in Biofuel, Industrial Applications

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University scientists have engineered “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

New Research Could Make Ethanol Production More Efficient and Economic

(Phys.Org)  New research at the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus could significantly change

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Yeast Evolution Offers Hope for Cellulosic Biofuel

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The prospects for cellulosic ethanol becoming a commercially available clean transportation fuel could

November 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

‘Super Yeast’ Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels

by Mark E. Griffin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LeSaffre, Corbion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Optimize Biofuel Production Through Plant Genetics and Alternative Ingredients

(AUSBIOTECH/Ag Funder News)  … Plant oils offer great potential to provide much-needed renewable replacements for petroleum-derived fuels and chemicals, due to

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels Math Class with Mr. Mercutio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Joint Genome Institute Aims to Boost Use of More Yeasts

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In California, so far industry has only harnessed a fraction of the diversity available for

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol, What Happened, What’s Happening?

by Irshad Ahmed (Lee Enterprises)  … I believe cellulosic ethanol is here to stay for the long haul and it is finally

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Illinois Tech Scientists Receive Patent for Method to Genetically Engineer Bacteria and Yeast to Increase Bioethanol Production

(IIT Today)  Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Singapore Scientists Mine Butanol from Fats in Food Waste

(The China Post)  Scientists in Singapore have found a green, efficient way to deal with the growing amount of food

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Introduces New Yield-Increasing Fermentation System for Ethanol Production

(Biofuels International)  DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new fermentation system to help ethanol producers improve their yields and decrease sugar

July 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies Land 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA announced that Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies and Princeton

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

ICM Has Short List for Its Gen 1.5 Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, ICM said it is is currently in discussion with a short list of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Advancing the Brewing Process With New Yeasts, Enzymes

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For millennia, the recipe for brewing remained basically the same: add water and

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice — June 9, 2016

  WEBINAR:  GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice    —   June 9, 2016

It’s an exciting time in yeast innovation for the fuel ethanol market. Gene editing technology has allowed for the development

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA, DOE Partner to Invest $10 Million in Green Energy Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Department

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

New Coproduct Technology Produces Food-Grade Yeast

by Don McLellan (AFC Yeast/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Typically, in ethanol production the nonfermentable leftovers from the feedstocks and yeast are combined

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Japanese Team Cracks into Biofuel with Crab Shells

by Takuro Kusashio (Nikke)  Researchers at Kobe University say they have found a possible way to turn bits of crustaceans

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Integrated Bioprocess for Conversion of Gaseous Substrates to Liquids

by Peng Hua, Sagar Chakraborty, Amit Kumar, Benjamin Woolston, Hongjuan Liu, David Emerson, and Gregory Stephanopoulos (Proceedings of the National

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Awards Grants to 38 Student Teams for Innovative Sustainable Projects

(US Environmental Protection Agency/ForConstructionPros.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New Method for Bio-Designing Yeast Could Improve Biofuel Production

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  An assistant research specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has designed a

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Advanced Biofuel Plants for Argentina as Porta, Gevo Announce Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Gevo and Porta are targeting the construction of at least four isobutanol plants in Argentina; first

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

CRISPR-Cas9 Tool Expedites Production of Biofuel Precursors and Specialty Polymers in Living Systems

by Sarah Nightingale (Phys.Org)  A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

One-Stop Shop for Biofuels

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) … Led by Seema Singh and Blake Simmons, JBEI researchers have developed a “high-gravity”

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Purdue Engineer Receives Top Award from Obama

(Purdue University) Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University’s School

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL’s Min Zhang Keeps Her “Bugs” Happy, Leading to Biofuel Breakthroughs

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Scientist Min Zhang has a special relationship with Zymomonas mobilis, a

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Bioeconomy Conference Speaker Summaries Published

(Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released a 16-page synopsis of more than a dozen addresses at

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

New Way to Make Yeast Hybrids May Inspire New Brews, Biofuels

by Terry Devitt  (University of Wisconsin-Madison News)  The makers of beer, wine, biofuels and other products that depend on yeasts

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

More Biofuel, Using Less Land

by Éanna Kelly (Science|Business)  The problem: Finding efficient ways of producing ethanol from cellulose plant material such as corn husks or

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

ICM Aims for Strong Legacy

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Seeking Better Biofuels

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute transform biomass into energy-rich fuel molecules  —

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

The Isooctene Revolution, Redux: The Digest’s Updated 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From the company’s IPO Prospectus: “Our proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology, an innovative purification process

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Yeast Cell Factories on the Horizon

by Jens Nielsen (Science Magazine)  For thousands of years, yeast has been used for making beer, bread, and wine. In

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Taurus Energy Signs Key Brazilian Material Transfer aAgreement; Wins US Patent for More Ethanol, Xylose; Less Xylitol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, Taurus Energy has signed a material transfer agreement with a leading research and

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Amyris and the Velocity of Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What makes Amyris, Amyris? We look at the products, the evolution of the story, the

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Boosting Biofuel Production: New MIT Research Finds Supplements Help Yeast Survive.

by Nancy Stauffer (MIT Energy Initiative)   Chemical engineers and biologists at MIT have found a simple way to make yeast produce

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Mould Unlocks New Route to Biofuels

(University of Manchester)  Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Taurus Energy Poised to Bring 2nd Generation Yeast to U.S. Market

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A company based in Lund, Sweden, recently received a welcome notification from the U.S.

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Research and Commercial Development in Denmark

(Task 39 Newsletter)  General introduction – A fossil free energy supply by 2050  —  In 2012, the Danish parliament decided

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Taurus Energy, Lallemand Ink XyloFerm Yeast Marketing Agreement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Sweden, Taurus Energy AB, Lund, Sweden and Canadian based Lallemand have signed an agreement for

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Yields Continue to Improve

(US DOE Energy Information Administration)  In 2014, U.S. fuel ethanol production reached 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol fuel, the highest

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute Publish Paper Outlining Efficient Synthetic Biology Methods to Genetically Engineer Microalgae

(J. Craig Venter Institute)  Results have important implications in developing algae-based products such as biofuels and chemicals  —  Scientists from

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Cascades Announces Major Investments in Biorefinery Project at Cabano Plant

(Cascades/PRNewswire) Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

(University of Texas at Austin)  Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Enhancing Microbial Lipid Production

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  By revealing a novel molecular pathway involved in microbial lipid accumulation in the bacterium Rhodobacter

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

An Evolutionary Metabolic Engineering Approach for Enhancing Lipogenesis in Yarrowia lipolytica

by Leqian Liu, Anny Pan, Caitlin Spofford, Nijia Zhou, Hal S. Alper (Metabolic Engineering)  Lipogenic organisms provide an ideal platform for

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Agricultural Waste Could Be Used as Biofuel

(Phys.Org)  Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Step Change for Screening Could Boost Biofuels

( Institute of Food Research/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening

March 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production

(EurekAlert!/US Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes the

March 5, 2015 Read Full Article

UGA Researchers Develop Super Yeast that Turns Pine into Ethanol

(University of Georgia/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a “super strain” of yeast that can

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol

by Jyoti Madhusoodanan  (Chemical & Engineering News)  Biofuels: Yeast designed to ferment compounds found in treated biomass could boost biofuel

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Biofuel Production Avoids Competition with Food Resources

(EurekAlert!) The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from 1 crop is now possible, and can be done on

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

BP’s Exit from Cellulosic Ethanol: the Assets, the Auction, the Process, the Timing, the Skinny

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete details on BP’s exit and the considerable physical and intellectual assets available for

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo Issues Plant Update, Transfers Common Stock Listing

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Jan. 8, Gevo Inc. issued an update of operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant,

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

WARF Grants License, Takes Stake in Biotech Company Xylome

by Kathleen Gallagher (Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)  The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the technology transfer arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Mascoma Catches Its Wascaly Wabbit, as Lallemand Acquires the Mascoma Yeast Business

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Massachusetts, Mascoma Corporation announced that it has completed the sale of its yeast business to

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

4 minutes with… Lars Welin, CEO, Taurus Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Taurus Energy is a company working to develop the best possible yeast for fermentation of c5

November 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Transforming Toxic Waste into Green Energy

by Christian Durand (Concordia University)  Emerging graduate research at Concordia seeks to turn pulp mills into dynamic biorefineries How can a

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Honors the Winners of the 19th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards/ Winning Technologies Tackle Climate Change and Promote Energy Efficiency

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Ray W. Miller, Chief Business Officer, Verdezyne

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Our technology is based on a proprietary yeast that is selectively engineered to use a

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Thermotolerant Yeast Can Provide More Climate-Smart Ethanol

(Science 20)  The yeast has not been gene modified by the researchers; rather, they have used adaptive laboratory evolution to

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

New Approach to Boosting Biofuel Production

by Anne Trafton (MIT News Office)  Different environment helps yeast tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive.   Yeast

October 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Clariant’s Demonstration Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Germany: The Complete Facility, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. …

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosics and the EU: Chasing Higher Rates, Yields, and More Value from Lignin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The cellulosic scene in the EU is lively and well — greatly cheered by news

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Dyadic, CIMV to Collaborate on Second Generation Biofuels

(Dyadic International Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Dyadic International Inc., a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop,

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production, Plagued by Yogurt Bacteria, Getting Viral Cure

by Elizabeth Summer (livescience.com/Phage Biocontrol, Inc.) The beneficial microbes that convert milk into yogurt and act in people’s guts to promote

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Producers Presented with Options for Coproduct Diversification

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Diversifying ethanol coproduct streams is big business in today’s market as producers seek to

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Obama, Malaysia, Verdezyne, and Business as Unusual in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How a small, development-stage industrial biotech company, making chemicals you never heard of, landed $48M

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

First Functional 'Designer' Chromosome in Yeast Is Synthesized

(NYU Langone Medical Center/Biomass Magazine)   An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, director of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute for

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

New Sugar Platform Shows Promise

(Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a process that uses gamma valerolactone (GVL) to deconstruct plants

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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