Updates on the cellulosic ethanol industry from Ethanol Producer Magazine

Originally posted here FROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine provides an update on 10 cellulosic ethanol projects around the world striving for continuous, large-scale production. By Susanne Retka Schill and Ann Bailey | July 26, 2017 Some things have changed in the U.S.’s cellulosic ethanol sector in the past year—two new companies have emerged to pick up cellulosic ethanol … Read More

Researchers modify enzyme surfaces to reduce biofuel production costs

This post was originally published on this site In New Jersey, biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. They’ve demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production, according … Read More

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Unveils Latest Plant-Based Innovations for the Automotive Industry

http://www.prweb.com/releases/dupont-tate-lyle-susterra/biobased-auto-industry/prweb14261471.htm Bio-based materials bringing new performance and alternative sourcing for the automotive industry is one of the key focus areas at this year’s Plant Based Summit in Lille, France. WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) April 20, 2017 Bio-based materials bringing new performance and alternative sourcing for the automotive industry is one of the key focus areas at this year’s Plant Based Summit … Read More

Greening the Textiles Market with DuPont’s Sorona Fibers

By Rebecca Coons http://biofuelsdigest.com/nuudigest/2017/02/27/greening-the-textiles-market-with-duponts-sorona-fibers/ –February 27, 2017 In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Bioscience is seeing increased demand for ecologically friendly materials in the textile markets. Renee Henze, marketing director for DuPont Biomaterials and Sorono, the company’s renewably sourced fiber, tells Innovation in Textiles that the textile market is “undergoing a pivotal shift” to reduce its environmental footprint. “The fashion industry ranks … Read More

Exploitation of Food Industry Waste for High-Value Products

Link to article A growing global population leads to an increasing demand for food production and the processing industry associated with it and consequently the generation of large amounts of food waste. This problem is intensified due to slow progress in the development of effective waste management strategies and measures for the proper treatment and disposal of waste. Food waste … Read More

LanzaTech, INVISTA find direct pathway to bio-based butadiene

story from (biofueldigest.com) In Kansas, INVISTA and LanzaTech have developed a metabolic ‘toolkit’ that has been successfully applied to generate novel metabolic pathways to bio-derived butadiene and key precursors, such as 1,3 butanediol and 2,3 butanediol, resulting in new direct and 2-step processes for butadiene utilizing gas-fermentation technology. A metabolic toolkit integrates detailed knowledge about a bacterium’s genetic configuration with … Read More

In search of renewable butadiene: Genomatica, Braskem hit key milestone

Butadiene is beginning to emerge from the Braskem Genomatica collaboration. From: Biofuels Digest But could it be that the real significance lies not in progress with butadiene, but in Big Data itself, the harnessing of complex mathematics to make products that are possible, but not currently produced, in Nature. News has arrived from California and Brazil that Braskem and Genomatica have been … Read More

MetaNextX- Simulations of genome-scale metabolic networks

MetaNetX is a repository of genome-scale metabolic networks (GSMNs) and biochemical pathways from a number of major resources imported into a common namespace of chemical compounds, reactions, cellular compartments—namely MNXref—and proteins. The MetaNetX.org website (http://www.metanetx.org/) provides access to these integrated data as well as a variety of tools that allow users to import their own GSMNs, map them to the … Read More