Archive for the ‘Cellulosic ethanol’ Category

Granbio’s Cellulosic Ethanol From Sugarcane Straw

Brazil’s Granbio is the producer of second generation ethanol from sugarcane straw on a commercial scale (Click here to know more about third and fourth generation biofuels). Founded in 2011, this biotech company is controlled by Gran Investimentos S.A. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the company also has an office in San Francisco, CA, USA. Granbio owns a synthetic biology research center and an experimental station to develop new sources of biomass.The Company uses Beta Renewables’ pretreatment technology Proesa®. Feedstock  Granbio makes use […]

LanzaTech is Turning Waste Gases of Steel Mills into Bioethanol

LanzaTech was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2005 and now it is headquartered in Chicago. The company has earned name through its gas fermentation process by virtue of which it turns waste gases of steel mills into bioethanol and other industrial chemicals.This Gas-to-Liquid technology has earned them a number of commercial agreements across a variety of sectors internationally. The company has additional offices in Roselle, Illinois (NZ); New Delhi, India and Shanghai, China. Dr Jennifer Holmgren is the Chief Executive Officer […]

Beta Renewables Converts Cellulosic Biomass into Bioethanol

Beta Renewables is Tortona, Italy based second generation ethanol producer company. It was established in 2011 as a joint venture between Biochemtex a Mossi Ghisolfi Group engineering company and the Texas Pacific Group (TPG). At the end of 2012 Novozymes became a shareholder of Beta Renewables. Beta Renewables owns the ProesaTM technology applied for the conversion of cellulosic biomass to bioethanol and many other chemical intermediates. Feedstock Proesa™ technology can use variety of agricultural wastes such as rice straw, corn […]

Du Pont: Producing Cellulosic Ethanol

Du Pont Biofuel Solutions employs biochemical conversion of biomass involving enzymes and fermentation to produce second generation bioethanol. The company’s headquarter is in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Feedstock Du Pont’s under construction commercial facility in Nevada, Iowa will use a range of potential biomass feedstocks including agricultural residues like corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, sugarcane straw and energy crops like switchgrass. Some other second generation bioethanol producers utilizing various biomass feedstocks are INEOS Bio, POET-DSM, and Abengoa. Du Pont Integrated Technology for Bioethanol production  The various steps […]

Mascoma: Consolidated Bioprocessing

Mascoma is a cellulosic ethanol producer company. It also provides technology for the conversion of biomass into renewable fuela. Company’s corporate office is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States. Mascoma has developed bioengineered yeasts for its proprietary consolidated bioprocessing technology. Feedstock Mascoma’s cellulosic ethanol pilot plant is capable of using a wide variety of materials, including wood chips, corn stover, sugar cane bagasse and grasses. Consolidated Bioprocessing Conversion of cellulosic biomass into fuel ethanol involves various steps. The most difficult step is […]

Consolidated Bioprocessing: QTEROS

QTEROS is Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States based cellulosic ethanol producer company. It is applying ‘Consolidated bioprocessing’ to produce ethanol through its proprietary ‘biomass to cellulosic ethanol’ conversion process which is based on its patented ‘Q Microbe®’. The company is in its early-stage. Feedstock QTEROS is focusing on biomass feedstock such as wet distillers grains and sugar cane bagasse. Although a broad range of biomass such as agricultural residues including corn stover, corncob, and wheat straw and energy crops have been found suitable […]

Bioethanol from Waste Biomass: INEOS Bio

INEOS Bio has its headquarter in Rolle, Switzerland. It attempts combination of gasification and fermentation processes to produce bioethanol from lignocellulosic waste. Feedstock The organic part of municipal solid waste,  industrial wastes and other lignocellulosic waste including bark, saw dust, wood chips, agricultural residues and energy crops are suitable for INEOS bio ethanol production technology. INEOS Bio Ethanol Production Technology It involves the following steps Feed reception and drying As per the waste type appropriate thermal, mechanical or biological treatments are performed.  This is […]

Cellulosic Ethanol production by POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States based collaborative venture of POET, LLC and Royal DSM. The two giants of bioethanol production arena joined hands with the aim to convert corn crop residues into cellulosic ethanol at a cost competitive with corn based bioethanol production. POET has expertise in organizing feedstock, conditioning and its storage. It is among the world’s largest ethanol producers and owns 27 corn grain based ethanol production plants. DSM has expertise in scaling […]

Abengoa Bioenergy: Ethanol from lignocelluloses

Headquarter in Spain, Abengoa Bioenergy focuses on the development of ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass via biochemical route. Its rank is 14th in the Biofuel digest ranking of 50 hottest companies around the world related to biofuels. Lignocellulose to Ethanol: Biochemcal Conversion Technology Abengoa bioenergy utilizes lignocellulosic biomass such as corn stover and wheat straw to produce fuel grade ethanol. The feedstock first undergoes milling and cleaning. It is followed by the acidic and thermal pretreatment to open it up and […]

Enerkem: Bioethanol from Municipal Solid Waste

Enerkem is Montreal, Canada based cellulosic ethanol producer company. Founded in the year 2000 it has earned reputation through its capacity to produce bioethanol thermochemically from municipal solid waste and other non recyclable wastes. Their technology  offers alternative to incineration and landfilling. Enerkem’s Waste to Cellulosic ethanol Conversion Technology Enerkem has developed thermochemical technology to convert non-recyclable municipal solid waste into cellulosic ethanol. The process involves sorting and shredding of the mixed waste and its conversion into syngas (mixture of carbon mono oxide […]