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Cellulosic biofuels – Enzyme cocktail could eliminate a step to remove toxic chemicals following pretreatment [Registered]

Conversion of cellulosic feedstock to fuel requires several steps: pretreatment (chemical usually) to break up the biomass – often dilute (sulfuric) acid, detoxification to remove the toxic chemicals, and microbial […]

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Supply of cellulosic biofuel feedstocks to meet 2030 target in the US will have to come at a price [Registered]

Arguably, one of the main stumbling blocks to the rapid expansion of the cellulosic biofuels sector is the access to and supply of feedstocks at competitive price. Advances in process […]

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Lignin reduced transgenic switchgrass boosts biofuel production [Registered]

Switchgrass is a leading dedicated bioenergy feedstock in the United States because it is a native, high-yielding, perennial prairie grass with a broad cultivation range and low agronomic input requirements. […]

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Life cycle assessment report from Energy Biosciences Institute highlights challenges for policy makers in the biofuels sector [Registered]

Biofuels from cellulosic feedstocks have been acknowledged as the most promising of possible alternatives to biofuels from simple feedstocks such as sugar and starch. What are termed advanced biofuels such […]

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Cow rumen – potentially useful source of enzymes for cellulosic biofuels [Registered]

One of the central challenges in the production of cellulosic biofuels is the pre-treatment process whereby C5 and C6 sugars in cellulose and hemi-cellulose are separated and made available for […]

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Gevo raises $107 Million on the back of its isobutanol platform [Registered]

Gevo Inc., which received notification from the US EPA (Environment Protection Agency) late last year that its isobutanol has successfully cleared registration for approval as a certified gasoline blendstock, recently […]

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EU authorizes Cosan- Shell joint venture [Registered]

The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Shell Brazil Holding B.V., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan S. A. the biggest sugar and ethanol producer in […]

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Pakistan offered assistance from Brazil to produce cane based ethanol [Registered]

In an interview for Pakistan Observer on 11 February, the Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan Alferdo Leoni offered the government technical assistance from Brazil to produce cane-based ethanol. He advocated […]

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USDA announces funding of biofuel projects to the tune of $405 million [Registered]

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on 20 January 11 $405 million in guarantee loans for three biofuel projects in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. The largest loan of $250 million […]

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A newly bioengineered yeast effectively utilizes C5 sugars from cellulosic feedstock [Registered]

Collaborative research by scientists at the University of Illinois, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California and the energy company BP have bioengineered yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) strain that […]

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