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DEINOVE produces Muconic Acid from cellulosic feedstocks 

DEINOVE produces Muconic Acid from cellulosic feedstocks 

September 6, 2015 |

In France, DEINOVE has produced muconic acid in their laboratory using second-generation substrates. “Bio-based muconic acid is a real renewable alternative for the chemical industry, it will be able to replace petroleum-based industrial processes on significant markets,” said Emmanuel Petiot, CEO of DEINOVE. “Deinococcus is no doubt a well-suited microorganism for the development of this […]

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NREL develops new lab procedures to analyze cellulosic feedstock

NREL develops new lab procedures to analyze cellulosic feedstock

September 18, 2015 |

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a widely used series of laboratory analytical procedures (LAPs) for lignocellulosic analysis. The LAP used to determine constituent sugars and lignin takes approximately three days for the two-stage acid hydrolysis procedure. Before hydrolysis, however, it is usually necessary to remove extractives from the sample. In trials […]

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GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 15, 2015 |

GeoSynFuels is a private, U.S. based company that has developed an economic method for the production of biofuels and biochemicals (including cellulosic ethanol and acetic acid). This technology “bolts-on” to existing sugar cane processing facilities (or other biomass facilities) and enables the production of significant incremental ethanol from the xylose fraction at low cost. The […]

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4 Minutes with…Hans Heinerman, Managing Director, BiCHEM Technology

4 Minutes with…Hans Heinerman, Managing Director, BiCHEM Technology

March 8, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. BiCHEM produces platform chemicals from biomass. It uses an inexpensive, recyclable solvent to break down cellulose and hemicellulose into sugars. These sugars are converted into base chemicals for amongst others the production of fuel additives. Another application is the conversion of sugars into bioethanol […]

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xF Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

xF Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 12, 2015 |

Company description: xF Technologies Inc. is an Albuquerque, NM based company that has developed a thermochemical process to convert biomass into an advanced oxygenate that is compatible with gasoline, diesel and heating oil. xF Technologies plans to license the process technology to third parties and will not produce biofuels for the commercial market. The process […]

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A sustainable, affordable diesel oxygenate

A sustainable, affordable diesel oxygenate

November 3, 2014 |

A bolt-on technology for ethanol plants, costing less than $2 per installed gallon, producing a cellulosic biofuel additive that oxygenates diesel fuel at competitive prices? It’s early stage, but what’s not to like? The Digest looks at xF Technologies. Before we look today at an exciting new market for biomass and ethanol, let’s go back […]

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BlueFire plays the China card? Ex-Im Bank of China issues $270M LOI for Mississippi biofuels project

BlueFire plays the China card? Ex-Im Bank of China issues $270M LOI for Mississippi biofuels project

October 26, 2014 |

In California, BlueFire Renewables has received a Letter of Intent from The Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its 19 million gallon bioenergy project in Fulton, Mississippi. The companies said they will continue to work together to complete the standard due diligence procedures of […]

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Brighter brights and more sustainable whites

Brighter brights and more sustainable whites

October 7, 2014 |

Broadening the sources and uses for cellulosic ethanol. As we reported yesterday in the Digest, DuPont and Procter & Gamble, announced a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide laundry detergent, a first of its kind.  Tide Cold Water will be the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a […]

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Stora Enso acquires Virdia in (up to) $62M deal

Stora Enso acquires Virdia in (up to) $62M deal

June 23, 2014 |

For $33M upfront and $29M in incentives for meeting milestones — Stora Enso acquires renewable sugars pioneer Virdia — the former HCL CleanTech — as the Finnish giant hones its biobased strategy. We look at the Virdia story, and Stora Enso — in search of The Bottom Line. In Finland, Stora Enso said that it […]

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GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

March 30, 2014 |

GeoSynFuels is a private, U.S. based company that has developed an economic method for the production of biofuels and biochemicals (including cellulosic ethanol and acetic acid). This technology “bolts-on” to existing sugar cane processing facilities (or other biomass facilities) and enables the production of significant incremental ethanol from the xylose fraction at low cost. The […]

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