Matt Soberg

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November 30, 2011

USPTO rules on Butamax and Gevo dispute, companies respond

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued reexamination rulings on two isobutanol-related patents owned by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, and both companies involved, Butamax and Gevo Inc., responded on Nov. 28. READ MORE

November 30, 2011

Mobile application streamlines corn sales

A mobile application, developed the Dupont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Farms Technology LLC, streamlines corn sales enabling growers to trade directly from their mobile devices. READ MORE

November 28, 2011

Novozymes expands R&D capability in Brazil

Novozymes launched additional R&D laboratories and customer solutions facilities in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, increasing its Brazilian workforce by 10 percent as the company takes advantage of the country’s expanding biofuels market. READ MORE

November 23, 2011

Isobutanol blend performs well in marine tests

An isobutanol gasoline blend, provided by Gevo Inc., tested well as an alternative marine fuel according the report released Nov. 18 by two boating organizations. READ MORE

November 23, 2011

Research reduces toxins, improves distillers grains

Virginia Tech and USDA researchers developed strategy that reduces barley toxins sometimes present in distillers grains used for animal feed. The strategy modifies the ethanol fermentation process and focuses on deoxynivalenol (DON). READ MORE

November 22, 2011

New yeast strain produces higher ethanol volume from pine

University of Georgia researchers developed new yeast that produces higher volume of ethanol from pine with results published on Nov. 10 in the online journal Biotechnology for Biofuels. READ MORE

November 18, 2011

Poet announces goals at NASCAR Green Summit

Poet LLC announced new Ingreenuity goals at the NASCAR Green Summit held Nov. 17. As part of its initiative to boost the environmental performance of ethanol production, Poet plans to reduce an additional 10 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. READ MORE

November 17, 2011

Dupont changes cellulosic ethanol name, adds management

DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced changes to the name and management of its cellulosic ethanol operations on Nov. 15. Formerly known as DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, operations will proceed as DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol. READ MORE

November 15, 2011

Big River Resources to purchase Western Wisconsin Energy

Big River Resources LLC entered into an exclusive agreement to purchase 100 percent ownership of the Western Wisconsin Energy LLC 55 MMgy ethanol plant located in Boyceville, Wis. READ MORE

November 15, 2011

New Logic membrane separation installed in Brazil ethanol plant

California-based New Logic Research successfully installed a full-scale membrane separation system in late October, that reduces vinasse volume by 70 percent. The system uses the company’s proprietary Vibratory Shear Enhanced Processing technology. READ MORE