Country

USA

Date

07/10/2013

Entity

Algenetix Inc., Alchimia Inc.

Product

Biofuel

Category

R&D

Summary

​Partnership to develop high-oil miscanthus as a new source of biodiesel and biojet fuel

Algenetix Inc., a bioenergy technology company, and Alchimia Inc., a biomaterials processing technology and deployment company, announced a partnership to develop high-oil miscanthus as a new source of biodiesel and biojet fuel.

The partnership combines Algenetix’s proprietary, trademarked PhotoSeed* technology expanding oil production into new plant species and physiologies with Alchimia’s oil extraction and purification technology to economically produce oil and other coproducts from the perennial grass at scale.

The partnership transforms miscanthus, up to now seen as a lignocellulosic feedstock to produce for example cellulosic ethanol, into a large-scale, next-generation “seedless oil” crop capable of addressing not only the ethanol and biomass markets, but the sizeable European and U.S. markets for biodiesel, biojet fuel and specialty products. Algenetix and Alchimia forecast that oil production from miscanthus could be as much as 1.2 tons per acre, 4.5 times the oil yield of soybeans. Abandoned and degraded cropland in the U.S. could be used for myscanthus production.

* PhotoSeed is a technology that produces synthetic seed-like oil bodies in the vegetative material of plants.

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Partnership to develop high-oil miscanthus as a new source of biodiesel and biojet fuel

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