bioenergy enzyme News

  • New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

    Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production. If the enzyme performs well in larger tests, it could help drive down the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Dyadic Demonstrates Industry-leading Biofuels Enzyme Performance

    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, ...


  • GLOBAL BIOENERGIES Opens the Way to Bio-sourced Propylene

    Regulatory News: Global Bioenergies (Paris:ALGBE) demonstrates a novel metabolic pathway enabling the direct conversion of renewable resources to propylene, one of the main building blocks of the petrochemical industry. Propylene, mainly used to manufacture polypropylene plastics for the packaging and the car industries, is the second largest petrochemical by ...


    By Global Bioenergies SA

  • NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme

    Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase enzyme on the market. If the enzyme continues to perform well in larger tests, it could ...

  • $30 Million Juices Startup of Bioenergy Research Centers

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2007 (ENS) - The startup of three new bioenergy research centers got a financial boost today with the U.S. Department of Energy's investment of nearly $30 million in end of fiscal year 2007 funds. The fiscal year ended September 30. The three centers selected by DOE this June are located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Madison, Wisconsin; and near Berkeley, ...

  • A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories

    For National Bioenergy Day on October 22, bioenergy facilities across the country are holding open houses to increase public awareness of bioenergy and its role in the clean energy landscape. By the same token, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering this virtual open house of its national laboratories—the facilities at the core of BETO’s research and development. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Biofuel Enzymes Market Will Reach USD 1,653.1 Million in 2018

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ”Biofuel Enzymes Market- Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 - 2018,” the global biofuel enzymes demand was worth USD 1,021.9 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 1,653.1 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2013 to 2018. In the overall ...


  • Frost & Sullivan lauds genencor for its innovative product line of enzymes that address key challenges in the biofuel industry

    Based on its recent analysis of the biofuel enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genencor, Inc., a division of Danisco, with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Accellerase® product line of enzymes. As a response to the challenges of converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Genencor introduced Accellerase® 1000 in 2007, and has since then succeeded in ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • The Global Biofuel Enzymes Industry is Expected to Reach USD 1,653.1 Million in 2018: Transparency Market Research

      According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Biofuel Enzymes Market- Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, ...


  • 12th U.S. Patent Issued To Dyadic International

     Dyadic International, Inc. (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 chemicals, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. ...


  • NREL Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. The scientists found the microorganism utilizes the ...

  • NREL researchers use imaging technologies to solve puzzle of plant architecture

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between biomass cell wall structure and enzyme digestibility, a breakthrough that could lead to optimizing sugar yields and lowering the costs of making biofuels. ...

  • BETO Partners Win 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

    Two of the six winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards—LanzaTech and Algenol—have active projects with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New bio-fuel shows excellent potential for stationary power applications

    Cambridge-based generator manufacturer Telgenco has completed its first stage testing with a new biofuel developed by another Cambridge company, Hycagen Ltd. The fuel, Hycadiesel, has been developed using Hycagen's enzyme fuel generation process. “Our first stage testing at a variety of concentrations up to 100% shows that the fuel performs exactly as predicted” said Telgenco CEO ...


    By RealWire

  • US energy department to invest up to $33.8m in renewable fuels

    US Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner has announced that DOE will invest up to $33.8, over four years, (Fiscal Years 2008-2011) for four projects that will focus on developing improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material into sugars suitable for production of biofuels. Building on President Bush’s goal of making ...

  • Insects` gut microbes hint at biofuel breakthrough

    Deep inside insects' guts may lie the key to one of the biofuel industry's great challenges: how to cost-effectively turn tough plant waste into profit-making fuel. About 50 million tonnes of lignin are produced every year worldwide, mostly as waste after the sugar, or cellulose, in a plant has been converted into ethanol. Finding a way to process this tough molecule could boost biofuel ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Single, key gene discovery could streamline production of biofuels

    A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs.   “The Department of Energy relies on the scientific discoveries ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Berkeley Lab Science at the Theater: Hope or Hype? What’s next for biofuels?

    From the sun to your gas tank: A new breed of biofuels may help solve the global energy challenge and reduce the impact of fossil fuels on global warming. KTVU Channel 2 health and science editor John Fowler will moderate a panel of three Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists who are developing ways to convert the solar energy stored in plants into liquid fuels. ...

  • Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

    Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today (Sep 3, 2014). Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year - enough to avoid approximately 210,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Developed ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Berkeley Lab to build DOE advanced biofuels user facility

    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded nearly $18 million from the Recovery Act to build an advanced biofuels process development facility. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this new facility will help expedite the commercialization of next generation biofuels by providing ...

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