Search Results for 'enzymatic hydrolysis'

Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis scales effectively

Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis scales effectively

December 16, 2013 |

In California, researchers from the DOE-Office of Science funded Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), in conjunction with staff from the DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funded Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, published the paper, “Scale-Up and Evaluation of High Solid Ionic Liquid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Switchgrass,” in […]

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What Price Feedstock?

What Price Feedstock?

May 2, 2016 |

Last week, Digest readers around the world rated feedstocks for the Advanced Bioeconomy. In a 200 million ton scenario, we wondered, which feedstocks are the best bets — and at what price? We say relatively novel because some of them exist in our everyday world — woody biomass for lignocellulosic conversion, or the residues (animal, […]

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VTT researches how to use willow biomass more efficiently for ethanol

VTT researches how to use willow biomass more efficiently for ethanol

March 30, 2016 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilized more efficiently. When processed correctly, willow is eminently suitable as a source of sugar in the production of ethanol. The lignin fraction formed as a by-product of the ethanol process and the fibres and compounds of willow […]

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Leaf Resources expands equity stake in ZeaChem, signs JV to develop celluosic sugars project in US

Leaf Resources expands equity stake in ZeaChem, signs JV to develop celluosic sugars project in US

February 29, 2016 |

In Australia, Leaf Resources and ZeaChem signed a joint venture agreement to establish a Glycell based project in the USA. The new agreenent advances the relationship between the two companies from an October 2014 Collaboration Agreement. That previous agreement covered ZeaChem’s evaluation of the Leaf Glycell process for the production of fermentable sugars at ZeaChem’s demonstration […]

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Chempolis’ cellulosic ethanol technology heads for commercial-scale in India

Chempolis’ cellulosic ethanol technology heads for commercial-scale in India

February 15, 2016 |

Chempolis’ multi-year quest to build cellulosic ethanol in India finds a happy landing. In India, €110 million joint venture cellulosic ethanol project  of Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is moving towards construction after getting approval from NRL’s board. The project is expected to come online by 2019. The when and where The bamboo-based […]

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Section 9003’s Success Helps Insure More Capital for Biorefineries

Section 9003’s Success Helps Insure More Capital for Biorefineries

February 10, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization USDA’s Section 9003 Program created by the comprehensive Farm Bill has successfully helped fund construction of biofuel biorefineries over the past six years and it is now expanding to launch renewable chemical facilities as well. Like other USDA programs, this loan guarantee enables manufacturers to access […]

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17 answers for your burning questions about biofuels, renewable chemicals, biomass and more.

17 answers for your burning questions about biofuels, renewable chemicals, biomass and more.

December 23, 2015 |

At ABLC and other conferences this year, you’ve been asking, and the experts have been answering. Here are 17 of the most popular questions that get asked.  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion (to a more soluble, transportable and storable form), for example conversion to bicarbonate? […]

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McGill University researchers develop method to produce biofuel from fish waste using HTC

McGill University researchers develop method to produce biofuel from fish waste using HTC

December 16, 2015 |

In Canada, researchers from McGill University have devised a strategy where seafood waste is pretreated by enzymatic hydrolysis for subsequent hydrothermal carbonization to produce hydrochar and biocrude liquor. Enzyme hydrolysis conditions including enzyme concentration, incubation time, and enzyme ratios were carefully optimized for maximal hydrolysis of seafood waste. By using an enzyme cocktail of Viscozyme, […]

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Answers for your questions about biofuels, renewable chemicals, biomass and more.

Answers for your questions about biofuels, renewable chemicals, biomass and more.

November 26, 2015 |

Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion (to a more soluble, transportable and storable form), for example conversion to bicarbonate? A. To date, all ventures in the carbon capture and use field have contemplated co-location with a point carbon source. To some extent, logistics dictate this, since […]

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Why we have a Joint BioEnergy Institute: the story of ionic liquids

Why we have a Joint BioEnergy Institute: the story of ionic liquids

June 15, 2015 |

The development of ionic liquids, and the potential for a transformative impact on the cost and sources of renewable fuels, demonstrates why DOE created a clutch of integrated bioenergy research centers. How’s the progress? Lookin’ good. Here’s more. It’s been the big, big problem in biomass deconstruction and cellulosic fuels — the finicky nature of […]

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