Green Power Awards Royal DSM 'Breakthrough Technology of the Year'

By Chemical Processing staff

Mar 07, 2014

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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