Posts Tagged ‘bioethanol’

India achieved only 1.4% ethanol blending this fiscal year

Problems between sugar mill owners and oil marketing companies have resulted in only 1.4% ethanol blending through february this fiscal year which is way less than the blending target of 5% and lesser than the last year’s achieved blending level of 2%.The National Policy on Biofuels of India identifies the sugar cane molasses as the feedstock suitable under Indian conditions for ethanol production for blending purpose and that makes the sugarcane mills as the biggest suppliers of bioethanol. The high state-level levies on the […]

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 […]

Enerkam joins hands with China to build waste to biofuels facility

In a press release dated 27th October 2014, Enerkam, known for converting non recyclable municipal waste to biofuels and renewable chemicals, announced to start a project in China in partnership with ShanghaiMarine Diesel Engine Research Institute ( SMDERI).The agreement was signed by SMDERI president Dr Donghan Jin and Enerkem President and CEO Mr Vincent Chornet. In the wake of its growing need for waste management China aims to develop clean transportation fuels from different types of feedstocks. This is a significant step in this direction. See more at http://www.enerkem.com/assets/files/News%20releases/Shanghai%20Chengtou%20MOU%20announcement_news%20release_FINAL.pdf

Sea6 Energy: Seaweed to Ethanol

Sea6 Energy is a Bangaluru, India based startup attempting to produce ethanol from the fermentation of sugars extracted from seaweed. It was formed in 2010 by Mr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan a professor at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Sea6 Energy’s laboratory is located at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK Campus, Bangalore, India. Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is one of the key investors in the venture. Seaweed to ethanol Traditionally seaweeds, also called macro-algae, are grown […]

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 […]