Tag: Dupont

Lightning hits Nevada stover for a second time but the show goes on

Lightning hits Nevada stover for a second time but the show goes on

August 18, 2016 |

In Iowa, a second lightning strike has hit the stover storage piles at DuPont’s Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant, this time impacting about 10,000 tons of feedstock. The fire earlier this month destroyed at least 10,000 bales of stover as well. Despite the summer storms wreaking havoc on outside storage, the company says the damage is […]

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Lightning sets fire to 10,000 stover bales at DuPont’s Nevada plant

Lightning sets fire to 10,000 stover bales at DuPont’s Nevada plant

August 8, 2016 |

In Iowa, a lightning strike set fire to some of DuPont’s stover bale storage at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada on Friday night. An estimated 10,000 bales have been burned. The facility uses an estimated 700,000 bales of stover per year at full production. As of Monday, though the fire is out it is […]

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Making it work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s cellulosic feedstock

Making it work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s cellulosic feedstock

July 18, 2016 |

DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. The strategy includes: (1) improving existing ethanol production through differentiated agriculture seed products and crop protection solutions as well as through improved bioprocessing aids and enzymes that allow animals to get […]

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences boosts methane yields with New Enzyme Product for Biogas

DuPont Industrial Biosciences boosts methane yields with New Enzyme Product for Biogas

July 6, 2016 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. OPTIMASH AD-100 represents DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ entry into the growing biogas sector, with an enzyme that has been […]

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It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

June 7, 2016 |

At this time in the story of the advanced bioeconomy, the questions from investors can be singularly testing and focused, and the answers can too often become some version of “it depends”. Sometimes I wonder about the look of investors when they get that answer, and then I wonder if that’s how Depend, the adult […]

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Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

March 14, 2016 |

By Jan Koninckx, Global business director for advanced biofuels, DuPont. Special to The Digest February 2016 was the warmest February on record—perhaps of all time. Not by tenths of degrees, as records are often broken by, but by a staggering 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average. The body of evidence for global warming continues to […]

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DuPont seeks to intervene in ethanol industry suit against EPA for RFS cuts

DuPont seeks to intervene in ethanol industry suit against EPA for RFS cuts

February 9, 2016 |

In Washington, DuPont has filed a motion to intervene in the case brought against the Environmental Protection Agency by American Coalition for Ethanol, Americans for Clean Energy, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the lower […]

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM find “breakthrough process” for a “long-sought molecule”

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM find “breakthrough process” for a “long-sought molecule”

January 19, 2016 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials”, the companies said in a joint release. You’ll love it. You’ll need it. You’ll want it. […]

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New building block: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Dupont, ADM’s novel FDME pathway

New building block: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Dupont, ADM’s novel FDME pathway

January 19, 2016 |

This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new “breakthrough process” in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials”, the companies said in a joint release. It’s FDME, or furan dicarboxylic methyl ester, with applications in packaging, […]

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DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol to wind down demo facility in Tennessee

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol to wind down demo facility in Tennessee

December 24, 2015 |

In Tennessee, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC and The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is closing down its jointly developed demonstration biorefinery in Vonore. The project was awarded $70.5 million in support from the state in 2007 while the company says it has invested $85 million. The 250,000 gallon per year facility was designed to […]

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