Tag: Mascoma

Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels. Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”. Belief is big in “commercial eventually” but far less so for “commercial now”. For 18 out of 20 key cellulosic biofuels technologies, fewer than 10% of biofuels stakeholders report that they have a “through understanding” of the technology, and […]

July 21, 2014 More

Mascoma: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Using a proprietary consolidated bioprocessing, or CBP, technology platform, Mascoma has developed genetically-modified yeasts and other microorganisms to reduce costs and improve yields in the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. The CBP platform utilizes genetically modified yeast and bacteria to convert cellulosic biomass into high-value end-products in a single step that combines hydrolysis and […]

March 12, 2014 More

Mascoma passes 1 billion gallon mark for its MGT yeast technology

In New Hampshire, announced that its consolidated bioprocessing technology (CBP) has been used to produce over 1 billion gallons of renewable fuel. This achievement is a key commercial milestone for its MGT yeast products including TransFerm® and TransFerm Yield+™. TransFerm is an advanced bioengineered replacement for conventional fermenting yeast that lowers costs for corn ethanol […]

December 16, 2013 More

Mascoma brings on BP, Exxon execs

In New Hampshire, Mascoma has brought on Steve Percy, former chairman and CEO of BP America, and Dan Neslon, former vice president of ExxonMobil, to its broad of directors. The company is currently diversifying membership on its board of directors as the company turns towards commercialization. “We are excited to welcome Steve and Dan to […]

November 11, 2013 More

The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part III

From the leaders in bioenergy and chemicals—  the real issues and trends, as seen at ABLC  In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year, and it is time to continue the review from a convergence of advanced biofuels leadership in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance. That will reconvene at ABLC 2014 — the Advanced Biofuels […]

October 28, 2013 More

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – where do they stand?

Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.” So, what do we know? Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the supporters. Next-generation biofuels are a debacle, according to a chorus of skeptics including the editorial page […]

July 22, 2013 More

Mascoma, Lallemand’s new yeasts boost ethanol production up to 4% in trials

In Missouri, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Mascoma announced the introduction of their next generation advanced yeast product, TransFerm Yield+, a bioengineered drop-in substitute for conventional fermenting yeast. In pilot-scale tests at ICM, the leading provider of engineering services to the ethanol industry, and commercial-scale trials at corn ethanol producers, TransFerm Yield+ consistently demonstrated […]

June 11, 2013 More

Lallemand and Mascoma Introduce Next Gen Yeast for Corn Ethanol

In Georgia, fermentation ingredient producer, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, and renewable fuels company, Mascoma Corporation, have introduced their next generation advanced yeast product, TransFerm® Yield+. The bioengineered drop-in fermenting yeast substitute reduces costs and increases efficiency for corn ethanol production. It is proven to increase ethanol yield, reduce the production of glycerol and reduce […]

June 10, 2013 More

Mascoma withdraws its biofuels IPO

In New Hampshire, Mascoma Corporation applied to the SEC for the withdrawal of its S-1 Registration Statement, thereby abandoning its contemplated IPO. “The Company has determined at this time not to proceed with the offering due to market conditions,” the SEC notice said, and noted that “The Company may undertake a subsequent private offering. In […]

March 26, 2013 More

“Big Oil feels threat from growing biofuels sector.”

Today on Twitter: ahujachand #RINs #Biofuels: Difference Engine: End the ethanol tax | The Economist . Only Time magazine has not chimed in greentechmedia: Mascoma Withdraws Its Big Biofuels IPO CraigShields Biofuels’ Dubious Efficiency – URINYC Big Oil feels threat from growing biofuels sector

March 26, 2013 More