France – AFYREN starts construction of its first biorefinery to produce biobased organic acids [Full subscriber]
The French biotech start-up Afyren has begun construction of its first industrial-scale biorefinery at the Chemesis industrial platform located in France’s Grand Est region.
Accelerated electrons dislodge cellulosic sugars from lignocellulosic feedstock [Registered]
Extracting cellulosic sugars from lignocellulosic biomass is costly as it is difficult to tease out the cellulose and hemiceullose fractions from the recalcitrant lignin and hydrolyse the former two into […]
Cellulosic sugars converted into supercapacitors [Registered]
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a process to convert cellulosic sugars into supercapacitors.
Cellulosic sugars production doubled with a new process [Full subscriber]
The production of cellulosic biofuels involves breaking down lignocellulosic feedstock to produce single carbohydrates, mostly in the form of simple sugars like xylose and glucose. But even though these sugars are valuable, current processes for plant deconstruction often end up degrading them
Leaf Resources partners with Novozymes to develop cellulosic sugars technology [Registered]
The biotech start-up Leaf Resources recently announced a collaboration with Novozymes, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ innovative a patented biomass pretreatment process called GLYCELL, which uses glycerine to economically produce cellulosic sugars
Renmatix attracts investment from Bill Gates and Total for its cellulosic sugars technology [Registered]
The US based start-up Renmatix has secured US$14 million from Business magnate Bill Gates and energy giant Total to support commercialization of its proprietary Plantrose® supercritical hydrolysis technology for converting lignocellulosic feedstock into cellulosic sugars. The produced sugars can be sourced for conventional fermentation processes to produce biofuels and chemicals.
S2G begins glycol production from cellulosic sugars [Registered]
S2G BioChemicals (S2G), a Vancouver-based (Canada) developer of natural chemical conversion technologies, has commenced production of biobased glycols at a Memphis, Tennessee, USA site.
Japanese researchers develop new process to produce cellulosic sugars [Registered]
The new method involves crushing the leaves and stalks of maize plants and placing the resulting powder in a solution of sodium percarbonate (SP). The product is then passed through a “hydrodynamic (HD) cavitation system”.
Renmatix plans to open first commercial biorefinery in 2016 [Registered]
Renmatix’s patented Plantrose process conversion technology uses supercritical water to produce cellulosic sugars from lignocellulosic feedstock. These sugars are then made available for conversion into biofuels or biochemicals via variety of microbes, whether purposefully engineered to produce a particular molecule or not engineeered.
METEX and UPM partner to produce MonoPropylene Glycol from cellulosic sugars [Registered]
The two companies will develop the first to produce biobased MPG using cellulosic sugars in the fermentation process. MPG is currently used in various applications ranging from unsaturated polyester resins to paints, solvents, performance fluids, pharmaceuticals and personal care products.