September 30, 2013

Proterro's sugar ready for pilot scale

Sugar developer Proterro is in the process of commissioning a pilot plant in Florida, and has also already completed a preliminary design, layout and associated cost estimate for a demonstration-scale plant.

Proterro said it has developed a scalable biosynthetic process using carbon dioxide, sunlight and water to produce a fermentation-ready sucrose stream rather than a mixture of sugars allowing simple, low-cost downstream processes. The sucrose produced can be used as delivered, concentrated by water removal removal or purified to a grade depending on application.

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