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2012-07-22 18:21:10

DEL MAR, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iDiverse announced that it has discovered a yeast gene that when inserted into yeast and properly modulated can increase ethanol production yield by up to 34%. "The gene functions by protecting the yeast against some of the lethal stresses encountered in the bioproduction process," said John Serbin, Chief Business Officer at iDiverse. "In its current embodiment, it allows yeast to produce significantly more ethanol under the severe conditions of...

2012-07-18 12:11:01

Finding renewable and economic sources of energy are one of the most important concerns for the continuation of the human species. New research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels, has produced a novel strain of yeast with improved xylose tolerance and metabolism, and consequently improved ethanol production. Bioethanol is considered one of cleanest renewable replacements for fossil fuel. However using glucose from crops, such as sugar cane or...

2012-07-16 02:21:31

JUPITER, Fla., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, today unveiled its latest biofuels enzyme advancement, AlternaFuel® CMAX3(TM). This next generation product enables the production of cellulosic biofuels and bio-based chemicals...

2012-07-09 02:21:58

MILFORD, Ohio, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanceBio Systems, LLC today announced that the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) selected, in a global competitive bidding process, AdvanceBio Systems' SuPR2G Bench Scale Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development work, related to the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulose rich biomass feedstocks. "CENER and AdvanceBio Systems intend to collaborate in CENER's R&D effort, not only in...

Genetic Reservoir Of Heat-Loving Bacteria Tapped Into By BESC researchers
2012-07-02 14:39:12

The identification of key proteins in a group of heat-loving bacteria by researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center could help light a fire under next-generation biofuel production. Scientists have long been on the hunt for cost-effective ways to break down complex plant material such as switchgrass in order to access sugars that are fermented to make biofuels. Conventional processes involve the addition of commercially produced enzymes to break down the cellulose....

2012-06-11 10:22:32

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) filed a lawsuit today with the D.C. Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to require refiners to blend cellulosic ethanol or pay the agency for waiver credits due to the inability to blend these non-existent fuels under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). (Logo:...

2012-06-07 06:21:24

MONTREAL, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced today the initial production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec. "The start of ethanol production at our Westbury facility is a significant milestone", said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. "Enerkem has already produced cellulosic ethanol at its smaller scale...

2012-05-25 10:20:44

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied the American Petroleum Institute's (API's) request to eliminate mandates for biofuels that do not exist, and the agency continues to fine refiners for not using them. "EPA's mandate is out of touch with reality and forces refiners to pay a penalty for not using imaginary biofuels," said API Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Bob Greco. "EPA's unrealistic mandate is...

2012-05-25 10:20:43

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) responded today to the Environmental Protection Agency's May 22 decision to continue mandating cellulosic biofuels that do not exist. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "EPA's decision is arbitrary and capricious. We fail to understand how EPA can maintain a requirement to purchase a type of fuel that simply doesn't exist. Congress created a waiver...

2012-05-24 02:24:00

HOEVELAKEN, The Netherlands, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOeCON BV* which is a substantial minority shareholder in KiOR Inc. announced today that it sold 834,544 Class A Shares held by it in a block trade to an institutional investor. Paul O'Connor, BIOeCON's founder and co-founder of KiOR clarified that the number of shares sold represents a minority of the total number of shares in KiOR held by BIOeCON. The sale was executed primarily in order to enable BIOeCON and...