In Germany, Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH is commercializing its BluConTM platform for complete, one-step conversion of non-food feedstocks to carbohydrates used in the production of fuels and chemicals.
BluCon converts various non-food biomass ranging from grasses and straw to agricultural and wood residues and can therefore be applied around the globe. From an end product perspective, BluCon™ delivers transportation fuels like ethanol or chemical building blocks like lactic acid.
“After two years of extremely hard work, we are very excited to use our BluConTM platform in solving global raw material supply and environmental concerns. Our technology will capture a significant share of the developing bio-based economy“, CEO Jorg Riesmeier explains.
On a global basis, Direvo projects the demand for transportation fuels and chemical building blocks will continue to increase for foreseeable future. By 2050 the World Energy Council (WEC) forecasts that global fuel demand could increase as much as 82% compared to 2010 levels. In combination with dwindling public acceptance of fossil-based raw materials, this will lead to a high need for biofuels and bioplastics.
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