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University of Bristol researchers develop way to convert ethanol into butanol from fermentation broths

University of Bristol researchers develop way to convert ethanol into butanol from fermentation broths

December 6, 2017 |

In the UK, chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient. Scientists from the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry have been working for several years to develop technology that will convert widely-available ethanol into butanol. This has already been demonstrated in […]

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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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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to building industrial fermentation for world scale

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to building industrial fermentation for world scale

November 21, 2017 |

At ABLC Next, we invited Genomatica’s Jeff Lievense as part of a special session focused on the scaling-up of fermentation technologies — from the pitfalls to the pratfalls. Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, delivering new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, […]

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Keeping yeast fit and healthy: combating organic acids in fermentation

Keeping yeast fit and healthy: combating organic acids in fermentation

October 23, 2017 |

By Amanda Moser, Senior Scientist, Novozymes Special to The Digest It’s harvest time, and that means organic acids—a common stressor for yeast—are a top-of-mind concern for ethanol producers. But while some yeasts are more resilient than others, most still require constant attention; after all, each stressor can potentially reduce performance, and those reductions can quickly […]

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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

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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