Royal DSM received Green Power Conferences’ Breakthrough Technology of the Year award for its advanced cellulosic yeast product on March 5.
The award recognizes a breakthrough technology platform “for the technology that reset the goal for bio-based production.” Green Power announced the honor, which focuses on sustainability criteria throughout the bio-based value chain, during its Sustainable Bio Awards, presented at the World Bio Markets 2014 conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
DSM’s advanced cellulosic yeast product recently achieved successful scale-up in an industrial production-sized trial at DONG Energy’s Inbicon demonstration plant in Kalundborg, Denmark. The two-month, 270,000-liter production run converted C6 and C5 sugars, yielding 40 percent more ethanol per ton of biomass than traditional C6 fermentation.
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