Search Results for 'consolidated bioprocessing'

New Biofuel-Producing Bacteria Discovered

New Biofuel-Producing Bacteria Discovered

August 16, 2015 |

Scientists from the University of Maryland will report in the Journal of Theoretical Biology that they have isolated several different strains of bacteria that make high concentrations of biofuels from cellulosic biomass or from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas. The authors isolated bacteria that make high concentrations of alcohols including ethanol and 1-butanol, and other […]

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8 Hot Targets in Advanced Bioeconomy R&D

8 Hot Targets in Advanced Bioeconomy R&D

May 27, 2015 |

Fuels, chemicals, pathways, and microbes that could shake it all up This week, we’ll be visiting with the Lords of Biofuels Creation at the annual retreat of the Joint BioEnergy Institute in California, which have issued an NDA the length of a Bible as a condition of admission. So we are skeptical we will be […]

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Direvo Industrial Biotechnology: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Direvo Industrial Biotechnology: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

May 3, 2015 |

Direvo, focuses on the emerging biomass conversion industry, identifying bottlenecks and weaknesses in current industrial processes in this sector. The company develops biology-based solutions and implement those for our partners and customers, which include industrial companies both large and small. Direvo is developing a portfolio of BluZy products targeting process efficiency, yield and co-product quality. […]

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Researchers identify bacterium that breaks down biomass without pretreatment

Researchers identify bacterium that breaks down biomass without pretreatment

April 14, 2015 |

In Washington, the conventional strategy for producing ethanol from plant biomass requires costly pretreatment and enzyme-driven reactions. Refining another strategy known as consolidated bioprocessing (CPB) could reduce costs. In second-generation CPB, a microorganism splits of water and ferments the products to ethanol, reducing the cost. Now, scientists engineered a strain of a CBP bacterium called […]

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Mascoma: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Mascoma: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

February 15, 2015 |

Using a proprietary consolidated bioprocessing, or CBP, technology platform, Mascoma has developed genetically-modified yeasts and other microorganisms to reduce costs and improve yields in the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. The CBP platform utilizes genetically modified yeast and bacteria to convert cellulosic biomass into high-value end-products in a single step that combines hydrolysis and […]

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Mascoma catches its Wascaly Wabbit, as Lallemand acquires the Mascoma yeast business

Mascoma catches its Wascaly Wabbit, as Lallemand acquires the Mascoma yeast business

November 4, 2014 |

Mascoma’s “slow rabbit, the first commercial app from its CBP technology, gets snapped up by Lallemand. In Massachusetts, Mascoma Corporation announced that it has completed the sale of its yeast business to Lallemand Inc., a privately owned company that researches, develops, produces and markets yeasts, bacteria, and related products. As part of the transaction, Lallemand […]

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Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

August 13, 2014 |

Amazing questions get asked at industry conferences — and except for attendees, you generally don’t hear them, or the answers. With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows the presentations — or the […]

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The 50 Most Visible Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2014: #30-#21

The 50 Most Visible Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2014: #30-#21

June 12, 2014 |

Product launches, project start-ups, scale-up stumbles, litigation, feedstock controversy, name investors coming on board — they all add up to one thing: visibility. And if you’re among those who believe “I don’t care what you write, just spell my name right” — here’s the ultimate visibility ranking. The Digest’s 50 Most Visible Companies in the […]

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Biobased investment triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the investment landscape

Biobased investment triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the investment landscape

April 2, 2014 |

Biobased investing continues to rise, both direct and via strategics. The Digest has the data and the scoop in our 5-Minute Guide. In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares to $363.8M million […]

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Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

March 18, 2014 |

Fresh faces and major players among the early leaders as voting gets underway. In Florida, The Digest announced that Cool Planet is now leading in two categories in early-voting for Transformative Technologies 2014. The Colorado-based early stage company is ahead for Conversion technology (liquid) and Transformative biomased material. DuPont continues to lead for Organic Catalyst […]

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