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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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Cellulosic ethanol, what happened, what’s happening?

Cellulosic ethanol, what happened, what’s happening?

August 1, 2016 |

By Irshad Ahmed, Consultant with Lee Enterprises Consulting and Member of MITSBAA Entrepreneurs Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special to The Digest The story of cellulosic ethanol in the United States has had more plot twists than The Crying Game, the acclaimed Hollywood brain twister—except that this story promises to end with a predictable happy […]

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What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?

What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?

July 10, 2016 |

By Lorenz Bauer, PhD, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest What’s up with C5 and C6 sugars? Given that a significant portion of the several billion dollars spent on renewable fuels spending involves these molecules, it is not surprising that progress is fast and furious. This note provides an overview and snapshot of […]

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Where did biofuels technologies come from?

Where did biofuels technologies come from?

June 1, 2016 |

By Gerald Kutney. VP, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest In the modern world, fuels are often equated with fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.  However, fossil fuels only came into their own during the 20th century. From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and […]

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Takin’ Cellulosic to the Mud Spa

Takin’ Cellulosic to the Mud Spa

May 4, 2016 |

Out of the unlikely bioeconomy hub of West Palm Beach, Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has revealed what it describes as the “successful completion of its yearlong efforts to optimize its patented CTS technology to extract 100% of the sugar from virtually any cellulosic feed-stock after having it completed and proven by major industry ethanol producers.” […]

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Doing more with less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

Doing more with less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

March 24, 2016 |

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 totaling approximately $29 million following completion of specific technical and commercial milestones by 2017. Founded in 2007 as HCL CleanTech, Virdia developed the CASE […]

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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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