Search Results for 'fermentation'

UW-Madison scientists discovers origins of cold-fermentation yeasts

In Wisconsin, scientists are beginning to color in the margins of yeast ecology and genetics, identifying new strains in new environments and using the tools of molecular biology to ferret out traits that could aid industrial fermentation technologies. Writing in the journal Molecular Ecology, a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Genetics Chris […]

April 10, 2014 More

Lesaffre launches spinoff for value-added fermentation solutions

In France, Lesaffre announced the launch of Leaf Technologies (LESAFFRE ADVANCED FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES). Leaf Technologies will focus on the worldwide sales and market development of value-added fermentation solutions for fuel ethanol and bio-based chemicals producers. Leaf Technologies’ mission is to reinforce Lesaffre’s current position on the first generation fuel ethanol market and continue innovating in […]

March 17, 2014 More

Greenbelt Resources teams with Cal Poly SLO on fermentation research

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corporation announced their investment in a research effort with California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo focused on fermentation testing related to various ethanol production-related feedstocks. The focus of the study is on the efficacy of food waste and sweet potato fermentation for […]

September 30, 2013 More

Evolva and Cargill report fermentation-based steviol glycosides moving to pilot scale ahead of schedule

In Switzerland, Evolva Holding and Cargill announced that their development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making it available for commercialization sooner than expected. Earlier this year, Cargill and Evolva entered into an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize fermentation-based steviol glycosides. Steviol glycosides are the compounds […]

September 16, 2013 More

Belgian researchers develop GM yeast to increase fermentation efficiency

In Belgium, researchers from the Catholic University of Leuven and VIB have genetically modified yeasts in order to produce ethanol from a wider variety of sugars from biomass and waste, including the elusive pentose. The new yeast strains should increase fermentation efficiency and make second-generation ethanol more economically viable.

September 5, 2013 More

Certis to market fermentation based fungicide

In Maryland, a collaborative effort between Certis U.S.A. L.L.C. and Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., of Tokyo, Japan has led to the availability of Novel fungicide. The new disease control product is intended for use on residential turf, landscapes, fruit trees and vegetable gardens, and will be available at local home and garden centers by year-end 2014. […]

August 23, 2013 More

Minnesota student makes breakthrough with anaerobic fermentation research

In Minnesota, a high school student is set to make a splash at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ESEF) in Phoenix in May with his research that found how cellulosic ethanol production costs could be reduced as much as 20 cents a gallon by combining hydrolysis and anaerobic fermentation. He used corn stover […]

April 15, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best Project (Fermentation) Award: Beta Renewables — Crescentino, Italy

There have been so many projects announced in cellulosic ethanol in the past five years, it’s hard to keep count. But the list of projects that have completed construction at commercial scale, and publicly established the financial structures for deployment at scale — that’s a list of one, Beta Renewables. Though the project is tucked […]

December 31, 2012 More

WWI fermentation process could hold key to efficient biofuel production

In California, the fermentation process used to make cordite for bullets and artillery shells during WWI could be used to better ferret sugars found in biomass. A Berkeley Lab has been able to upgrade metabolic pathways for creating transportation fuels close to theoretical yields… up to a gallon of fuel from 16 pounds of sugars […]

November 12, 2012 More

Gevo Inc. awarded U.S. Patent for its Integrated Fermentation TechnologyR

In Colorado, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Gevo Inc. with U.S. Patent No. 8,283,505 to protect its Integrated Fermentation TechnologyR (GIFTR ). The newly patented technology comprises a proprietary separation unit designed to enable the cost-efficient separation of isobutanol from other fermentation broth components. GIFTR is currently the most cost-efficient […]

October 10, 2012 More