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Running hot: 7 tips for warm weather ethanol fermentation

Running hot: 7 tips for warm weather ethanol fermentation

September 5, 2017 |

By Claudia Geddes, Senior Scientist, Technical Service, Novozymes Special to The Digest It’s been a scorcher of a summer for much of the U.S., including the more than 25 states with ethanol production facilities. But while the dog days of summer may be behind us, record-setting temperatures are still in the forecast for many producers. […]

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Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in industrial biotech fermentation

Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in industrial biotech fermentation

September 5, 2017 |

The most visible advanced industrial fermentation target for a number of years has been cellulosic ethanol, but the targets are diversifying and cellulosics themselves are shifting gears from process to feedstocks. There’s a fervent ferment in fermentation these days.  Today, we go through the  Top 10 Trendlines that have emerged in the headlines. #1: The […]

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Advanced Fermentation Agitation with Methanotrophs and Other Organisms

Advanced Fermentation Agitation with Methanotrophs and Other Organisms

August 9, 2017 |

By Gregory T. Benz Special to The Digest Fermentation processes, both aerobic and anaerobic, have been successful on an industrial scale for quite a long time, producing a wide variety of products. In most of these processes, if any gas has been added, it has been either air or oxygen-enriched air. In the advanced bioeconomy, […]

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Advanced Downstream Recovery: Converting fermentation broth into products

Advanced Downstream Recovery: Converting fermentation broth into products

June 6, 2017 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest Advanced biotechnology has historically focused on fermentation as the key technology for development, with synthetic biology and proprietary organisms the key intellectual property. As any biotechnology moves toward commercialization, recovery and purification of the product requires a change of focus, which is often more costly […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation 3.0 – The Must Knows

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation 3.0 – The Must Knows

April 6, 2017 |

Now on the one hand you have the theory of alternative fuels, chemicals and materials, then there is the actual making of them — often aiming for exotically high rates, titers and yields in order to meet the ferocious economics demanded by commodity markets used to the cheap and dirty and predicatable oil with nothing […]

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Faster than fermentation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology

Faster than fermentation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology

January 24, 2017 |

Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs of the diesel and jet fuel markets and satisfying government requirements.” Behind Mercurius is REACH technology — significantly faster than fermentation – taking 2-3 hours versus 2 or more days. […]

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Global Bioenergies to acquire gas fermentation start-up Syngip

Global Bioenergies to acquire gas fermentation start-up Syngip

December 22, 2016 |

In France, Global Bioenergies agreed to acquire Netherlands-based gas fermentation company Syngip for €1.02M, with a milestone-based bonus that could boost the acquisition price up to €1.775M. The acquisition price includes assumption of €150K of Syngip’s debt. The deal is subject to shareholder approval. The ultimate goal Syngip talked here about the possibility of producing […]

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Convert fermentation waste to advanced ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ebio’s Alcoli process

Convert fermentation waste to advanced ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ebio’s Alcoli process

July 7, 2016 |

What’s a major opportunity with thin stillage? Ebio says it can deliver “20% Increased Efficiency, 20% Advanced Ethanol, Payback in 5 months, based on any feedstock, and offering D5 Advanced biofuels” — all that with its Alcoli process, by which engineered e.coli bacteria convert fermented ethanol waste into advanced ethanol. Ebio CEO Trent Nguyen gave this illuminating overview of […]

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Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0.1

Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0.1

April 28, 2016 |

As part of March Madness 2016, Genomatica’s Jeff Lievense presented this master class on Fermentation 2.0 — alongside Mark Warner’s super presentation which you can see here While you’re at it, you can access our 8-Slide Guide to Genomatica here. And, you can access the recorded webinar here.

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Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0

Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0

April 27, 2016 |

As part of March Madness 2016, Mark Warner presented this highly-praised slide deck on Fermentation 2.0. You can access the recorded webinar here.  And Mark’s latest Thought Leadership column in The Digest is here, on Commercializing Innovative Foods.

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