Cellulosic Ethanol Solutions for the Advanced Biorefinery
As demand increases for reduced dependence on fossil fuels, DuPont is leading development of more efficient, sustainable cellulosic ethanol production.
The ability to make fuel from locally sourced, renewable, non-food feedstocks makes cellulosic ethanol an effective strategy for reducing dependence on fossil fuels. With uniquely integrated technology and operational experience, DuPont is finding better solutions for producing transportation fuel from cellulose provided by corn stover, sugarcane bagasse and other crops.
Sugarcane bagasse is an attractive feedstock for customers that want to extract additional value by producing more ethanol and generate power from the lignin co-products DuPont technology can also be applicable to feedstocks such as high-biomass sorghum, wheat straw, switchgrass, sugarcane straw, and empty fruit bunch (palm oil process residue).
These solutions also include partnering with local growers and agronomic experts to develop sustainable feedstock collection practices and offering industry partners a comprehensive license package for producing cellulosic ethanol.
Equipping Leaders of the Cellulosic Economy
DuPont offers a full service licensing solution that is economic, efficient, sustainable and backed by DuPont science, innovation and experience. This license solution includes a technology package, technical support, biocatalyst supply and feedstock supply consulting.
Advancing Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol
With construction of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa, DuPont is leading the way for commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. The facility will produce 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year when fully operational.
Benefits of Cellulosic Ethanol
- Significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
- Business investment opportunities
- Agricultural development opportunities
- Renewable fuel produced from locally sourced biomass
- More consumer options for fuel
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Statement on Environmental Protection Agency Renewable Fuel Standards Rulemaking
KANSAS CITY, Kan., June 25, 2015 – Brenda Heffelfinger, business manager, Grain Processing, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, testified today at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the Proposed 2014 to 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards Rulemaking in Kansas City, Kan.
DuPont Statement on the EPA’s Proposed 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) Rule
WILMINGTON, Del., May 29, 2015 – DuPont issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rulemaking as they work toward setting blending targets under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015 and 2016 later this year:
- DuPont and New Tianlong Industry Co. Ltd. Sign Historic Deal to Bring Cellulosic Ethanol Technology to China
America’s Renewable Future and DuPont Release New Poll Showing Republicans and Democrats United in Support of Renewable Fuel
DES MOINES, Oct. 21, 2015 – Today America’s Renewable Future (ARF) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) jointly released new poll findings showing that, once informed about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and biofuels, a solid majority of caucus-goers from both political parties would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports them.
DuPont and Procter & Gamble Partner to Bring Cellulosic Ethanol into Tide® Cold Water Laundry Detergent
Montreux, Switzerland, October 6, 2014 – DuPont and Procter & Gamble, global leaders in science and consumer products, today announce a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide® laundry detergent, a first of its kind. Tide Cold Water will be the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way.
Ellen Kullman Calls on Congress to Preserve Renewable Fuel Standard
PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2014 – In a keynote speech at the 11th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman called on Congress and the administration to ensure regulatory stability for the renewable fuel industry by preserving the Renewable Fuel Standard, regulations ensuring renewable fuel makers market access in the United States.
Koninckx Calls to Expedite Move to Biobased Economy
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA April 8, 2014 – In testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee today, Jan Koninckx, business director for Biorefineries at DuPont, called on Congress to preserve the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars of private investment in advanced biofuels and is expediting the transition from a petroleum-based to a biobased economy.
DuPont Wins Bioeconomy Leadership Award
WILMINGTON, Del., May 2, 2013 — The Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC), today awarded DuPont with its 2013 Bioeconomy Leadership Award. 2013 marks the first year of this award, aimed at honoring an organization for demonstrated and sustained leadership excellence in advancing the development of the biobased economy.
DuPont Celebrates the Opening of the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
DuPont’s Cellulosic Technology Positioned to Transform Transportation Energy Supply with 90 Percent Cleaner Fuel from Biomass; Technology Expected to Create Rural Economic Opportunities throughout the Globe
DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Breaks Ground on Iowa Biorefinery
NEVADA, Iowa, November 30, 2012 – DuPont today came one step closer to commercializing advanced biofuels by breaking ground on its cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa. Expected to be completed in mid-2014, this more than $200 million Iowa biorefinery will be among the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic facilities in the world.
Fagen to Build DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
WILMINGTON, Delaware, May 1, 2012 – DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced today it will contract with Fagen, Inc., to build one of the world’s first commercial cellulosic ethanol biorefineries in Nevada, Iowa.
Fuels America Coalition to Protect the Renewable Fuel Standard
WILMINGTON, Delaware, September 27, 2012 – A growing coalition of advanced and traditional renewable fuel stakeholders today joined forces to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the economic, clean energy and national security benefits it provides.
The Boy Who Made Something Out of Anything
Like the boy in the film, DuPont has found a way to transform something we haven't used into something useful. Our new cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa is using corn stover to create biofuels as a sustainable energy alternative driving the bio-based economy.
DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Facility Grand Opening
On October 30, DuPont opened the doors to the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The DuPont biorefinery, located in a prime agricultural location in central Iowa, is powered by corn stover—the leftover stalks and leaves of the corn plant—and will produce 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol each year.
- Collaborating to Make Cellulosic Ethanol a Reality
- Webinar: Creating Sustainable Supply Chains for Cellulosic Biofuel
- Producing Advanced Biofuels from Feedstock to Fuel
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INFORMATION & IDEAS
- How It Works: Second Generation Biofuel Conversion
- Infographic: DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol in Nevada, Iowa
- Sustainable Biofuels | DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol
- Infographic: Commercializing Advanced Biofuels in Iowa
- Macedonian Government Signs MOU for Cellulosic Ethanol
- Cellulosic Ethanol Licensing
- Feedstock Supply Chain Expertise
- Corn Stover Harvest Program
- Collaboration Opportunities
From feedstock to fuel, DuPont is advancing commercialization of advanced biofuels by applying our science and working with partners throughout the biofuels value chain.