Tag: Dupont

Verbio’s RNG facility at former DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant seen for fall 2021

Verbio’s RNG facility at former DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant seen for fall 2021

September 7, 2020 |

In Iowa, Energy News reports Verbio is installing an anaerobic digester at the former DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant it purchased in 2018 to mimic the installations it has at existing facilities in Germany. The add-on will use up to 100,000 tons of corn stover annually to produce the equivalent of 20 million gallons of gasoline, […]

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Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

February 18, 2020 |

By Bruce Comer, Founder and Managing Director, Ocean Park Special to The Digest Slowdown in North American biofuels Mergers and Acquisitions as thin margins and policy uncertainty hung over industry. Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four operating biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels plants were sold during […]

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DuPont launches OPTIMASH DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil

DuPont launches OPTIMASH DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil

June 10, 2019 |

In Delaware, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the launch of DuPont OPTIMASH DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil in dry grind ethanol plants. OPTIMASH DCO+ provides a flexible solution for ethanol producers to increase corn oil yield without affecting downstream processes or the quality of distillers’ grains. OPTIMASH DCO+ is a patent-pending thermostable […]

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Former DuPont employee gets 42 months in prison for stealing trade secrets

Former DuPont employee gets 42 months in prison for stealing trade secrets

April 18, 2019 |

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, was sentenced Wednesday in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to serve 42 months’ imprisonment as a result of his July 11, 2018, pleas of guilty to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement to the […]

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DuPont to repay $10.5M in state incentives to Iowa

DuPont to repay $10.5M in state incentives to Iowa

November 18, 2018 |

In Iowa, economic development leaders for the state approved a settlement that requires DuPont to repay $10.5 million in state incentives that it received back in 2011 for its ethanol plant that they closed last year. The settlement is waiving $3.7 million of the incentives. Last week, the Digest reported that VERBIO North America was […]

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Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

July 11, 2018 |

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement or representation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As part of his guilty plea, Isler admitted that during August […]

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ADM and DuPont team up to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes

ADM and DuPont team up to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes

June 20, 2018 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company and DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced a collaboration to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes for operators of grain-based ethanol plants. Cellulase enzymes assist in hydrolyzing the corn kernel fiber, which consists mostly of cellulose and hemicellulose carbohydrates. Once the fiber is broken down, more sugars can be liberated and […]

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DuPont releases three new products from innovation hub to boost biorefinery efficiencies

DuPont releases three new products from innovation hub to boost biorefinery efficiencies

June 6, 2018 |

In Delaware, building off the recent launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont™ XCELIS™, DuPont Industrial Biosciences unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub – designed to increase yields, speed fermentation and reduce energy and chemical consumption: • DuPont™ SYNERXIA® THRIVE GX: Next Generation in Yeast for the Fuel Alcohol Industry • DuPont™ […]

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DuPont granted US patent for “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes”

DuPont granted US patent for “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes”

April 4, 2018 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced it has been granted U.S. Patent 9,926,576 entitled “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes.” This patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covers the application of stabilized chlorine dioxide, the active ingredient in DuPont™ FERMASURE®, to reduce microbial contaminations in ethanol fermentations. Acid producing bacteria are […]

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DowDuPont: The Break-Up, the Shake-Up, the Future Make-Up revealed

DowDuPont: The Break-Up, the Shake-Up, the Future Make-Up revealed

March 7, 2018 |

This week, the DowDuPont leadership team emerged from had become Wilmington’s largest sensory deprivation chamber and fanned out around the country to advise on the timing and specific nature of the break-up into three companies of the conglomerate formed in recent months by the Dow and DuPont mergers. Now Materials Sciences, later: Dow The Materials […]

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