Tag: pretreatment

Yeast can be protected from damage in biofuel production

Yeast can be protected from damage in biofuel production

August 11, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories identified two changes to a single gene that can make yeast tolerate pretreatment chemicals during biofuel production. The toxicity involved in pretreatment chemicals is enough to make the yeast as much as 70 percent less efficient at turning sugar into biofuel, […]

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Study compares different pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic wastes

Study compares different pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic wastes

July 29, 2018 |

In India, a new study conducted by researchers at Dayalbagh Educational Institute looked at the different pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic wastes for biofuels, including physical, chemical, physico-chemical, biological and combined pretreatments. It has been shown that combined pretreatments are more effective as compared to single pretreatment and there is an extensive scope of combinations which […]

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Breaking the Bottleneck – POET-DSM achieves cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

Breaking the Bottleneck – POET-DSM achieves cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

November 3, 2017 |

It’s hard to believe the Digest was reporting on POET’s grand opening of its Project LIBERTY facility back in 2014, then its reaching of production goals earlier this year in April with yields of about 70 gallons of cellulosic per ton of corn stover, near its goal of 72 gallons, and now here we are […]

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MSW as a feedstock: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment

MSW as a feedstock: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment

January 30, 2017 |

It’s been the big, big problem in biomass deconstruction and cellulosic fuels — the finicky nature of biomass. We’ve learned to get past the main line of cellulosic defenses — but by and large it’s been a feedstock-by-feedstock, multi-step process, not well suited for competing with $60 oil when the biomass cost itself has risen […]

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