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DowDuPont still looking for buyer for Nevada plant

DowDuPont still looking for buyer for Nevada plant

May 8, 2018 |

In Iowa, DowDuPont says it is still looking for a buyer for its Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant despite having mothballed it six months ago. The company is seeking a strategic partner to operate it pretty much the way the $225 million, 30 million gallon per year facility was designed but that the company can’t do […]

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DuPont granted US patent for “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes”

DuPont granted US patent for “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes”

April 4, 2018 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced it has been granted U.S. Patent 9,926,576 entitled “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes.” This patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covers the application of stabilized chlorine dioxide, the active ingredient in DuPont™ FERMASURE®, to reduce microbial contaminations in ethanol fermentations. Acid producing bacteria are […]

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DowDuPont: The Break-Up, the Shake-Up, the Future Make-Up revealed

DowDuPont: The Break-Up, the Shake-Up, the Future Make-Up revealed

March 7, 2018 |

This week, the DowDuPont leadership team emerged from had become Wilmington’s largest sensory deprivation chamber and fanned out around the country to advise on the timing and specific nature of the break-up into three companies of the conglomerate formed in recent months by the Dow and DuPont mergers. Now Materials Sciences, later: Dow The Materials […]

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Public safety concerns surround leftover stover bales after DuPont sells Nevada plant

Public safety concerns surround leftover stover bales after DuPont sells Nevada plant

February 26, 2018 |

In Iowa, with DuPont selling its second-generation ethanol plant in Nevada, local authorities are concerned about the safety risk posed by the half million stover bales stored in 23 sites around the central Iowa region that will be leftover when the plant changes hands. The bales pose a serious fire hazard and could lead to […]

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Leaps  and bounds in sustainable plastics and nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech, Suntory, ADM, DuPont in the mix

Leaps and bounds in sustainable plastics and nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech, Suntory, ADM, DuPont in the mix

January 23, 2018 |

It’s been a big week in plastics and nylons, all right — not only for those who value sustainability attributes, but for fans of lower costs and higher performance, too. Let’s look at 4 Biggies makin’ a stir. Wisconsin researchers report bioplastic precursor breakthrough In Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering […]

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Longer shelf life: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont/ADM’s FDME project

Longer shelf life: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont/ADM’s FDME project

January 23, 2018 |

Not long ago, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials”, the companies said in a joint release. FDME is furan dicarboxylic methyl ester. The technology has […]

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DuPont launches new fermentation system for ethanol

DuPont launches new fermentation system for ethanol

December 1, 2017 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences launched SYNERXIA THRIVE Fermentation System, the newest innovation in the company’s synergistic fermentation system technologies. The new fermentation system will deliver higher ethanol yields, incomparable robustness during thermal excursions and improved performance, according to their press release. “With the new DuPont SYNERXIA THRIVE Fermentation System, ethanol producers can now expect […]

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DowDuPont ethanol plant’s demise may be linked to RIN policy

DowDuPont ethanol plant’s demise may be linked to RIN policy

November 21, 2017 |

In Iowa, there is speculation that a key reason for the failure of DowDuPont’s Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant is that significantly cheaper to produce methane mined from landfills counts for the same RINs as cellulosic ethanol, significantly reducing the demand for the ethanol that would be produced at the 2G plant or the willingness of […]

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DowDuPont mothballs Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant as it looks for buyer

DowDuPont mothballs Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant as it looks for buyer

November 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, DowDuPont announced it is mothballing its cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada as it searches for a strategic buyer to take the business over. Until then, it will run on a skeleton staff of 90 people. The company says it wants to reposition its role in the cellulosic biofuels industry, focusing on supplying enzymes […]

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DowDuPont to exit cellulosic biofuels business

DowDuPont to exit cellulosic biofuels business

November 2, 2017 |

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 plant in Nevada, Iowa. The Nevada project is still going through start-up. In an official statement, the company said: As part of DowDuPont’s intent to create a leading Specialty […]

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