Tag: fermentation

AFYREN further strengthens leadership teams

AFYREN further strengthens leadership teams

May 5, 2019 |

In France, AFYREN, which produces high-value bio-based building blocks with fermentation technologies, is further strengthening its leadership teams through three strategic appointments. After securing €60m of financing to create its industrial subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY (joint-venture with the SPI industrial projects fund operated by Bpifrance), AFYREN has appointed Jean Saint-Donat, Maxime Cordonnier and Fabrice Orecchioni. AFYREN […]

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New biofuel from cactus plants called “green gold”

New biofuel from cactus plants called “green gold”

March 24, 2019 |

In Mexico, Nopalimex is taking the prickly pear cactus, or Opuntia, pulping its flesh, fermenting it and mixing it with manure to create methane and water and converting it to biofuel. Nopalimex is now supplying the fuel to Zitácuaro city authorities to use in a fleet of its vehicles, according to World Economic Forum. “At […]

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AFYREN and Bpifrance create new organic acids biomolecule production company

AFYREN and Bpifrance create new organic acids biomolecule production company

March 17, 2019 |

In France, AFYREN, a producer of bio-based building blocks with natural fermentation technologies, and Bpifrance, through its SPI industrial projects fund, finalized the agreements for the creation of their joint subsidiary AFYREN NEOXY. This company, backed by nearly 50 million euros of capital, will house the first industrial unit based on the biomolecule production technology […]

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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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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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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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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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US poised for biobased chemicals breakout, says National Research Council

US poised for biobased chemicals breakout, says National Research Council

April 5, 2015 |

Though challenges remain, particularly in affordable feedstock, the US National Research Council says “Despite impressive recent and projected growth, the manufacturing of chemicals using biological synthesis and engineering could expand even faster.” The Digest looks at the Report. In Washington, the National Research Council arm of the National Academies has released its report, “Industrialization of […]

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