Iogen More Than Doubled Cellulosic Ethanol Production in 2009, Passes 1M Liter Mark
12 January 2010
Iogen Corporation announced that its cellulosic ethanol production in 2009 topped 581,000 liters (153,000 gallons US), more than doubling the firm’s 2008 fuel production, and surpassing the one million liter (264,000 gallons US) mark in cumulative production since 2004.
This achievement is second to none. Iogen remains at the technological forefront of cellulosic ethanol development. We’ve been operating our demonstration facility since 2004, and today's production achievement is a clear demonstration of our technology and the viability of commercial scale production. Now that we have achieved this milestone, we will continue down a path toward growth, delivering results that enhance value for our partners, and continue to lead in the dynamic cellulosic ethanol industry.—Brian Foody, Chief Executive Officer of Iogen
Iogen uses enzymatic hydrolysis to process biomass in preparation for fermentation and subsequent distillation to produce cellulosic ethanol. Enzyme technology is one of the key areas of Iogen’s innovation. Iogen owns and operates a large-scale enzyme manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Canada. The company’s core skills include protein engineering, enzyme expression, fermentation development, enzyme manufacturing, enzyme application engineering, and operation of enzyme-based reactions.
Iogen’s enzymes are now used in the pulp and paper, grain processing, brewing, textile and animal feed industries. Iogen’s line of enzymes for cellulosic ethanol production is currently being used in the demonstration plant. These enzymes will be available for sale in conjunction with technology licenses for the cellulosic ethanol facilities in the future.
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