Tag: sugars

EPFL researchers develop chemical method to stabilize simple cellulosic sugars

EPFL researchers develop chemical method to stabilize simple cellulosic sugars

September 18, 2018 |

In Switzerland, EPFL researchers have developed a chemical method that stabilizes simple sugars and prevents them from being degraded. This method could mean that chemists no longer have to balance deconstruction of the plant with avoiding degradation of the product. The new method changes the chemical susceptibility of the sugars to dehydration and degradation by […]

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Sugarlogix researchers go from fuel to food

Sugarlogix researchers go from fuel to food

July 22, 2017 |

In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that could be good for your gut. Their goal is to develop prebiotic sugars that feed the good probiotics in your gut, especially for people who have taken antibiotics or infants […]

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Researchers separate sugars from byproduct chemicals including toxins

Researchers separate sugars from byproduct chemicals including toxins

February 1, 2017 |

In California, in creating fuels from the woody materials of plants – the most abundant source of biomass on earth – scientists must separate the desirable sugars from byproduct chemicals including toxins. A team from the University of California at Berkeley, Northwestern University, and Hokkaido University discovered a honeycomb-like structure called NU-1000 that selectively adsorbs […]

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What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?

What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?

July 10, 2016 |

By Lorenz Bauer, PhD, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest What’s up with C5 and C6 sugars? Given that a significant portion of the several billion dollars spent on renewable fuels spending involves these molecules, it is not surprising that progress is fast and furious. This note provides an overview and snapshot of […]

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Renmatix buys Swedish IP for cost-competitive cellulosic sugars

Renmatix buys Swedish IP for cost-competitive cellulosic sugars

December 17, 2014 |

In Pennsylvania, Renmatix announced it has acquired the intellectual property rights and know-how of REAC Fuel. Based in Sweden, REAC has developed intellectual property that complements Renmatix’s significant expertise and existing portfolio of supercritical technology patents and applications. The acquisition expands Renmatix’s value proposition for licensing their Plantrose Process to produce cost-competitive cellulosic sugars. The Plantrose Process […]

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KSU researchers discover not all sugars not all the same

KSU researchers discover not all sugars not all the same

January 10, 2014 |

In Kansas, researchers from Kansas State University studied biomass particle size and enzymatic hydrolysis sugar yield in two different sugar yield definitions (cellulose-based and biomass-based) and found they were not consistent depending on how sugar yields were defined.

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Midori Renewables deploys catalyst that melts biomass into sugars

Midori Renewables deploys catalyst that melts biomass into sugars

September 5, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, Flagship VentureLabs announced Midori Renewables is globally deploying their Breaking the Biomass Barrier™ technology, a novel catalyst that melts non-food biomass into low cost sugar, enabling the production of many valuable renewable products and animal feed. Midori’s catalyst is a solid material, not an enzyme, micro-organism, or aqueous acid, that can be easily […]

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Edeniq teams on demo plant in Brazil

Edeniq teams on demo plant in Brazil

November 15, 2012 |

In Brazil, Edeniq announced that it has begun engineering and construction of a bagasse to sugars demonstration-scale plant together with its partner, Usina Vale, a Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer. The demonstration plant will produce cellulosic sugars from sugarcane bagasse, the fibrous by-product of sugarcane juice extraction.

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Global Analysts project 135 billion gallon biofuels market by 2018

Global Analysts project 135 billion gallon biofuels market by 2018

August 16, 2012 |

In California, The global consumption of Biofuels is projected to reach 135 billion gallons by the year 2018, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts. ” Biofuels are fast growing to become a prominent alternative energy resource, driven mainly by the growing environmental concerns with regard to the usage of fossil fuels,” the […]

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Proterro's low-cost nectar aims to fill biofuels' Holy Grail

Proterro's low-cost nectar aims to fill biofuels' Holy Grail

[ 0 ] November 22, 2010 |

At Advanced Biofuels Markets, the Cellulosic Biofuels Summit and most of the other conferences this year, the talk has been all about cheap sugar – the simple sugars that form the feedstock that is fermented into biofuels and renewable chemicals. There are a proliferating number of technologies for accessing sugars, or fermenting them. There are […]

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