International Sugar Journal

Consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic ethanol driven by ionic liquid [Registered]

The process utilizes a combination of ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and yeast fermentation for the production of concentrated fermentable sugars that result in high-titer cellulosic ethanol. “High gravity” means high biomass loading – the higher the biomass loading, the lower the costs for converting it to fuels.

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Mascoma and BESC make a significant advance on consolidated bioprocessing [Registered]

C5 FUEL™, yeast engineered by researchers at Mascoma and BESC, features fermentation and ethanol yields that set a new standard for conversion of biomass sugars from pretreated corn stover — converting up to 97% of the plant sugars into fuel.

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