Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

At the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in February, Comet Biorefining (London, Ontario) announced the location of a new, commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in Sarnia, Ontario. Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded the company a CDN$10.9 million grant for construction of the plant, a first of its kind. The project is the result of a partnership between [...]

By | 2017-04-04T02:32:49+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

In 2010, the CEO of what was then DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), the joint venture formed to develop and deploy cellulosic conversion technology, traveled to eastern Oregon to the headquarters of Pacific Ag. At the time, DDCE had a fledgling 225,000-gallon-a-year demonstration plant in Vonore, Tennessee. DuPont was still refining the technology and testing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

The Biotechnology Industry Descended on Canada

MONTREAL—This past week the 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology occurred from July 19th – 20th. The event brought together 1,300+ leaders representing 650 companies in advanced biofuels, bio based products and renewable chemicals. There were dozens of sessions and nearly 300 speakers to aid in the function of this annual occasion. Among the impressive [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Biotechnology Industry Descended on Canada