Production of cellulosic biofuels is a complex process requiring separation of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin from lignonocellulosic feedstocks and then hydrolysing the former two to produce sugars which are then fermented into alcohol. Researchers from Japan have developed a new laser technique for breaking up cellulose with ease to facilitate cellulosic biofuels production.
Brazilian researchers have developed high performing enzyme cocktail mix to hydrolyse cane bagasse for cellulosic biofuels [Full subscriber]
Brazilian researchers from Embrapa Agroenergia and the Sugarcane Technology Center (CTC) have developed an enzyme cocktail supporting competitive production of cellulosic ethanol from cane bagasse and crop residues. The patented […]
Combination of eutectic solvents and genetic engineering advances cellulosic biofuels production [Registered]
the international team of researchers led by The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a process that leverages the genetic engineering of lignin and bio-derived deep eutectic solvents (DESs).
Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have developed a new pre-treatment process that could make it much cheaper to produce cellulosic biofuels.
Poland – Clariant licenses its sunliquid® technology for commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol [Full subscriber]
Clariant has licensed its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant technology to Polish fuel company Orlen, the Swiss specialty chemicals maker said on 20th September.
Molecular simulations reveal the effectiveness of THF in disentangling lignin from lignocellulosic feedstocks [Registered]
In the production of cellulosic biofuels breaking down lignocellulosic feedstocks into C5 and C6 sugars is a major challenge. In a leap forward that could be a game-changer for understanding how plant biomass can be more efficiently broken down, researchers from the University of California (UC), Riverside, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Central Florida have created a chemical roadmap to disentangle the complex polymer lignin from cellulose and hemicellulose.
Now, scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in a one-pot process by using a multifunctional Mo/Pt/WOx catalyst.
VTT launches gasification technology to produce biofuel cost-effectively from lignocellulosic feedstock [Registered]
Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have developed a new gasification-based technique to turn lignocellulosic feedstock, in particular, forest industry residues, into transport fuels and chemicals.
Last December, construction began on a demonstration plant producing jet fuel from wood biomass. This was supported by a Japanese consortium, led by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., with partners Chubu Electric Power Co (CEPCO), Toyo Engineering Corp. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and support from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).