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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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Brazilian researchers to fungi to understand enzymes for 2G ethanol hydrolysis

Brazilian researchers to fungi to understand enzymes for 2G ethanol hydrolysis

April 16, 2018 |

In Brazil, production of second-generation (2G) ethanol from sugarcane requires enzymatic hydrolysis, in which enzymes from microorganisms act together to break down and convert the carbohydrates in sugarcane straw and bagasse into sugars capable of undergoing fermentation. Understanding the genetic mechanisms that regulate the control and production of hydrolytic enzymes by microorganisms is considered fundamental […]

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ICGEB researchers identify fungal gene that produces key CBH1 enzyme for hydrolysis

ICGEB researchers identify fungal gene that produces key CBH1 enzyme for hydrolysis

April 12, 2017 |

In India, researchers at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have identified a gene in the P. funiculosum fungus that produces GH7 cellobiohydrolases (CBH1) to break down cellulose, similar to its cousin Trichoderma reesei commonly used in enzymatic hydrolysis for cellulosic ethanol production. The discovery is expected to help further develop processes that reduce […]

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Omani researchers produce ethanol, biodiesel and bioplastics from paper waste

Omani researchers produce ethanol, biodiesel and bioplastics from paper waste

March 14, 2018 |

In Oman, researchers from Sultan Qaboos University have successfully transformed waste paper including waste office paper, newspaper and cardboard paper into fermentable sugars by enzymatic hydrolysis that was later turned into ethanol and bioplastics as well as biodiesel. Paper waste represents more than 35% of the sultanate’s 1.6 million metric tons of MSW produced on […]

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Fiberight: A deep-dive into the trash to find the cash

Fiberight: A deep-dive into the trash to find the cash

January 8, 2018 |

This week we reported that Fiberight has secured $70 million for a municipal solid waste center that should be in operation by this May. The high-tech facility will convert 180,000 tons of trash each year from more than 100 Maine towns into biofuel at a 144,000-square-foot steel frame facility that began construction last July. We […]

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MetGen, Sweetwater unlocking lignin – the roughest, toughest, ornieri’st material that ever bushwhack’d a pioneer in the Valley of Death

MetGen, Sweetwater unlocking lignin – the roughest, toughest, ornieri’st material that ever bushwhack’d a pioneer in the Valley of Death

August 16, 2017 |

MetGen, Sweetwater Energy say “there’s gold in them thar side-streams” For all of your questions about the advanced bioeconomy there’s just the one answer and that is “lignin”. Why don’t we see more biobased chemical plants built these days? Lignin. Why do people shy away from hardwoods as a raw material even though it’s sustainable, […]

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Don’t spill that ethanol! Those cellulosic fuels are worth $4.33 a gallon.

Don’t spill that ethanol! Those cellulosic fuels are worth $4.33 a gallon.

June 13, 2017 |

The value of cellulosic fuels has reached $4.33 per gallon in the California market. That’s real-world, today, including the energy and the low-carbon attributes, and not based on speculation. The value has risen 59 cents, or 15.7 percent in the past 17 months. The soaring fuel values are prompting at least two companies to substantively […]

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Borregaard’s BALI process reaches Technical Readiness Level 7 as BIOFORVER project advances: report

Borregaard’s BALI process reaches Technical Readiness Level 7 as BIOFORVER project advances: report

March 26, 2017 |

In Norway, the BALI demonstration plant operated by the BIOFOREVER project reports that the successful scale-up from lab by a factor of 1000 and several years of operation in a semi-commercial scale suggests that the BALI technology is at TRL (Technology Readiness Level) 6-7. In September 2016 a consortium of 14 European companies started the […]

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The Need for Speed: POET-DSM’s Project Liberty advances on yield and cost, but still seeking rate

The Need for Speed: POET-DSM’s Project Liberty advances on yield and cost, but still seeking rate

February 19, 2017 |

In Iowa, we reported late last week that POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing facility in Emmetsburg, pending state and local approvals. It gives us a chance to review the progress with cellulosic biofuels. In that, you might find yourself in one of three camps, in looking at cellulosic’s slow ramp-up: 1. […]

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The Zambezi 5: AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer plan biobased chemicals project using Avantium’s Zambezi process

The Zambezi 5: AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer plan biobased chemicals project using Avantium’s Zambezi process

February 9, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium, AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer have established a partnership for the development of a reference plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl. The new project will be based on the Zambezi process that has been developed by Avantium. Zambezi. What’s that, exactly? Let’s explore. The Zambezi process The Zambezi process aims for a […]

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