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Turning Up The Heat On Biomass Pretreatment Processes
2011-10-03 04:43:00

The nation's Renewable Fuels Standard calls for annual production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by 2022. One of the biggest hurdles to achieving this goal lies in optimizing the multistep process involved in breaking down plant biomass and then converting it into fermentable sugars that can be refined into fuel for our transportation needs. To overcome this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy supports several projects focused on identifying enzymes from fungi and microbes such as...

2011-07-12 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced the first scale up manufacturing of the company's proprietary cellulase enzymes at commercial scale. These enzymes are used to convert non-food biomass to fermentable sugars, and ultimately to sustainable products including biofuels and bio-based performance ingredients in household goods such as laundry detergents and shampoos. Scale up manufacturing of a prototype cellulase enzyme product...

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2011-07-06 07:53:34

Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley Bioprospectors from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found a microbe in a Nevada hot spring that happily eats plant material "“ cellulose "“ at temperatures near the boiling point of water. In fact, the microbe's cellulose-digesting enzyme, called a cellulase, is most active at a record 109 degrees Celsius...

2011-06-30 17:22:06

In order to realize the full potential of advanced biofuels that are derived from non-food sources of lignocellulosic biomass"”e.g., agricultural, forestry, and municipal waste, and crops such as poplar, switchgrass and miscanthus"”new technologies that can efficiently and cost-effectively break down this biomass into simple sugars are required. Existing biomass pretreatment technologies are typically derived from the pulp and paper industry and rely on dilute acids and bases to...

2011-04-07 08:15:00

JUPITER, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and biopharmaceutical industries, announced today that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,906,309 entitled, "Expression-Regulating Sequences and Expression Products in the Field of Filamentous Fungi" and U.S. Patent No. 7,892,812...

2010-07-26 12:58:19

Modeling the action of cellulases on cellulose to improve efficiency of sugar production Scientists are working hard to develop the tools and find the organisms to break down the complex structure of plant cellulose into its component sugars "“ the key step toward fermentation of those sugars into usable biofuel. This process needs to be simple and economically efficient before cellulosic biofuels can compete with fossil fuels for transportation energy use. As with any exploration of...

2009-10-30 10:25:55

Discovery Has Potential to Make Renewable Fuel Production More Efficient and Economical A team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside (UCR) Professor of Chemical Engineering Wilfred Chen has constructed for the first time a synthetic cellulosome in yeast, which is much more ethanol-tolerant than the bacteria in which these structures are normally found. The yeast cellulosome could enable efficient one-step "consolidated bioprocessing" by maximizing the catalytic efficiency...

2009-09-02 23:45:00

In half a century, one fungus has gone from being the bane of the Army quartermasters' existence in the Pacific to industry staple and someday, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's mission to promote national energy security through clean, renewable energy development, a biofuel producers' best friend. Trichoderma reesei's makeover is due in part to scientific explorations that led to the development of mutant fungal strains that produce large quantities of biomass-degrading enzymes....


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