- Category: Technology
29 May 2009
- Published on Friday, 29 May 2009 08:24
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BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. has announced that Solazyme, Inc. is testing BlueFire cellulosic sugars for Solazyme’s renewable oil process.
BlueFire, which produces ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, uses its patented Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Process Technology to convert inexpensive organic material into ethanol.
Solazyme, Inc. is a renewable oil production company that uses microbial conversion technology to produce oil from algae.
Sugars from BlueFire’s patented process are being tested for compatibility with Solazyme’s renewable oil process.
“Our technologies are a great fit for each other," stated Arnold Klann, CEO of BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. "Our patented acid hydrolysis process allows BlueFire Ethanol to utilize a variety of non-food feedstocks to produce sugars that can be used to make a variety of different types of fuels and chemicals. Supplying these low cost sugars to Solazyme's technology provides them with the option of creating a variety of oils for the renewable energy industry and beyond."
BlueFire Ethanol is currently focused on developing its first ethanol biorefinery in Lancaster, California. The Lancaster facility will use post-sorted cellulosic wastes diverted from landfills in Southern California to produce 3.9 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year.
- Katrice R. Jalbuena