September 25, 2012

Weekly News Roundup

Sorry for this late post...I'm currently on vacation where I'm not supposed to touch a laptop. Nobody said anything about an Ipad ha!

Here are this week's news roundup. By the way, guess where I am this week? ;-)

Renmatix Opens R&D facility
US cellulosic sugar manufacturer Renmatix has opened its new research and development center in Pennsylvania, which, the company said, will accelerate its exploration of new feedstock sources, assist downstream customers in their transition to cellulosic sugars and further enhance the economics of its Plantrose process to produce the lowest cost sugar intermediates for renewable chemicals, fuel and materials.

Deinove's bacteria for 2nd gen ethanol
Deinove researchers have isolated and optimized a strain of Deinococcus bacteria that is able to generate ethanol from wheat-based biomass. The bacteria can degrade complex biomass residues into simple sugars and convert them into ethanol all in a single process and without additives such as enzymes, yeast or antibiotics.

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