Tag: Mascoma

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

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

June 11, 2013 |

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 […]

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Lallemand and Mascoma Introduce Next Gen Yeast for Corn Ethanol

Lallemand and Mascoma Introduce Next Gen Yeast for Corn Ethanol

June 10, 2013 |

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 […]

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Mascoma withdraws its biofuels IPO

Mascoma withdraws its biofuels IPO

March 26, 2013 |

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 […]

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“Big Oil feels threat from growing biofuels sector.”

“Big Oil feels threat from growing biofuels sector.”

March 26, 2013 |

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

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Mascoma withdraws IPO, blames market conditions

Mascoma withdraws IPO, blames market conditions

March 25, 2013 |

In New Hampshire, Mascoma has withdrawn its registration for an IPO worth up to $100 m. “The company has determined at this time not to proceed with the offering due to market conditions,” it said today in a filing. The decision comes after Enerkem, Fulcrum BioEnergy, and Coskata have all delayed or canceled their IPOs […]

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The Force: the Cellulosic biofuels tax credit is back, but is it really needed?

The Force: the Cellulosic biofuels tax credit is back, but is it really needed?

January 3, 2013 |

Finding it hard to explain to taxpayers why the PTC is needed, for the jump to cellulosic biofuels lightspeed, or to ward off predatory fossil-fuel evildoers? Turns out, The Force may not be needed after all.  So, the fiscal cliff was averted in a last minute-deal by DC lawmakers. Sort of. For now. Or […]

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12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013

January 1, 2013 |

A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters. Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate. When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure. Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the supporters. […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Yield Improvement Award: Mascoma, Lallemand Ethanol Technology — TransFerm

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Yield Improvement Award: Mascoma, Lallemand Ethanol Technology — TransFerm

December 31, 2012 |

TransFerm is the first commercial application of Mascoma’s proprietary consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology platform, is a bioengineered drop-in substitute for conventional fermenting yeast that lowers costs for corn ethanol producers by alleviating the need to purchase a significant amount of the expensive enzymes currently used in corn ethanol production. TransFerm, is manufactured and distributed by […]

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Longyear purchases lumber mill, ethanol plant in the making?

Longyear purchases lumber mill, ethanol plant in the making?

November 19, 2012 |

In Minnesota, the J.M Longyear company has purchased a 120-acre lumber mill site that has been shuttered since 2009, most likely in hopes of retrofitting the mill into a biofuel facility. Longyear, who have invested in Mascoma’s $232m cellulosic ethanol plant in Kinross, MI, have expressed interest in woody biomass to ethanol processes. Rumors also […]

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New 5-Minute Guides to Cobalt Technologies, Joule Unlimited, Mascoma

New 5-Minute Guides to Cobalt Technologies, Joule Unlimited, Mascoma

October 25, 2012 |

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

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