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Genencor mixes up enzyme cocktail to boost cellulosic ethanol production

Published: July 11, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Ethanol International enzyme development firm Genencor , a division of Danisco A/S , has announced it’s now mixing up the fourth enzyme cocktail in its trademarked Accellerase line. Called Accellerase Trio, Genencor says that this latest enzyme is designed to boost production of cellulosic ethanol from non-food feedstocks. More specifically, Accellerase Trio is an enzyme cocktail optimized to break down C5 and C6 sugars in biomass feedstocks, improving cellulosic ethanol yields by up to 20 percent over Genencor’s previous enzyme, Accellerase Duet.


EPA sets 2012 renewable fuel standard proposal at 15.2 billion gallons

Published: June 22, 2011

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Filed under: Biodiesel , Ethanol , Legislation and Policy , USA For 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again upping the level for how much renewable fuel the U.S.


Petrobras to invest $400M in advanced biofuel research, development

Published: June 16, 2011

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Filed under: Biodiesel , Ethanol , South/Latin America Brazilian energy company Petrobras has set aside nearly $400 million for research and development related to advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol and aviation fuels.


UK’s TMO Renewables signs cellulosic ethanol deal with 2 Chinese oil companies

Published: May 16, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Ethanol , China , UK American Process’ cellulosic ethanol plant UK-based TMO Renewables has inked deals with two Chinese firms to develop pilot cellulosic ethanol production plants. The deals are with state-owned COFCO Limited, China’s largest oil and food importer and exporter, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation, one of the nation’s leading state-owned oil giants. The aim is to use a TMO-patented process to break down cassava crop waste to produce cellulosic ethanol, which will then be used as an alternative transportation fuel


American Process Inc. launches cellulosic ethanol project in Michigan

Published: August 30, 2010

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Ethanol Yet another cellulosic ethanol project launched recently, this time in Alpena, MI with Governor Jennifer Granholm on hand for the ribbon cutting.


RFA says the EPA delaying E15 decision is "a dereliction of duty"

Published: June 22, 2010

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Filed under: Ethanol , Legislation and Policy , USA Following news that the EPA has once again not made a decision about increasing the ethanol content of gasoline sold in the nation’s pumps, the ethanol industry is kind of peeved. The Renewable Fuels Association has issued a press release lashing out at the Environmental Protection Agency for “dropping the ball … for no scientifically justified reason” on the E15 issue, saying this second punt is “a dereliction of duty.” At issue here is just how much ethanol cars on the road today can handle.


Iogen and Shell invest to move cellulosic ethanol venture toward commercial production

Published: June 8, 2010

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Filed under: Ethanol Canadian cellulosic ethanol developer Iogen Corporation and its joint venture partner Royal Dutch Shell have committed further funding to keep the venture going for two more years.


Ethanol company Poet says cellulosic biofuel coming in 2012

Published: April 13, 2010

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Filed under: Ethanol Poet TV “How close is Cellulosic Ethanol?” – Click above to watch video after the jump Since 2007, Poet Energy has been pumping out corn ethanol at various locations around the U.S. Before that, the company was known as Broin and had a 20-year history making biofuel. Corn ethanol, though, isn’t anyone’s idea of an end game product.


German-engineered yeast makes for larger cellulosic ethanol yields

Published: April 1, 2010

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Filed under: Ethanol , Germany Scientists in Germany have engineered the common industrial yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ferment the sugars pentose (C5) and hexose (C6) from biomass feedstock to create ethanol and butanol. Translation: cellulosic ethanol may be one step closer to being more than the green automotive buzzword of 2008 or, worse, one of the biggest losers of 2009 .


Ferrari wins first Formula one race with cellulosic ethanol blend

Published: March 17, 2010

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Filed under: Ethanol , Ferrari , Racing Fernando Alonso winning the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery Corvette Racing and several other teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) have been running on cellulosic ethanol for two years now but the alcohol fuel made its first appearance in Formula One this past weekend. New F1 regulations for 2010 require a small component of oxygenated fuel.


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