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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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 […]
Convert fermentation waste to advanced ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ebio’s Alcoli process
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 […]
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.
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.
In Maryland, researchers at the University of Maryland have been awarded a patent that ferments biomass or gaseous CO2 and H2 into hexane and octane much like beer with the use of natural microorganisms. This follows a patent that uses a similar technique to produce ethanol but this time directly into hydrocarbon components. The microorganisms […]
In Ohio, Elanco Animal Health, in partnership with HealthPro Brands, has created a new all-natural product that can be used to combat large bacteria contaminations that harm the alcoholic fermentation process. This new product is called “Natrucan” and will be launched in Brazil in May. Natrucan has shown similar antibacterial efficacy as Elanco’s main product […]
By Sam A. Rushing – Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Special to the Digest This article on CO2 usage in the food industry is one in a series for the applications which are predominant and important in the carbon dioxide industry. This subject is particularly interesting to the US Corn Belt region, which contains some of the […]
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 […]
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 […]