BIOFUELS: Helping to Realize the Promise of Renewable Energy

Dyadic uses its cutting-edge patented C1 platform technology, along with other proprietary technologies, to develop biofuels from agricultural byproducts such as corn stover and wheat straw. Through licensing and partnerships, Dyadic provides researchers with the opportunity to develop advanced dependable bioenergy solutions, including starch-based and cellulosic ethanol, as well as high-yielding enzymes for all areas of biofuel production. We believe our technology may play a significant role in the development of biofuels — such as ethanol — at costs competitive to oil prices, thereby reducing subsidies and ultimately expanding consumers’ use of these renewable energy sources.

Developing alternative fuels

Biofuels include ethanol, methanol, biodiesel and additives for reformulated gasoline. The technology to make ethanol from biomass (bioethanol) combines a variety of innovations: (i) pre-treated fiber is converted to sugars using enzymes; (ii) these sugars are subsequently fermented to ethanol; and (iii) ethanol is further refined providing alternative fuel.

Bioethanol is one of the lowest cost, consumer-friendly ways to reduce gasoline consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. It is a clean fuel that can be used in today’s cars. One of the many attributes of bioethanol is that it does not contribute net carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Bioethanol-blended fuels are a cost-effective way for countries to meet their emissions reduction targets and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

State-of-the-art enzyme technology, such as cellulases, is a critical element in converting these natural fibers into the sugars, which are subsequently fermented into ethanol. Dyadic’s C1 integrated technology platform enables researchers to identify, select and analyze novel enzymes best suited to convert biomass materials into biofuels.

Products for Biofuels

AlternaFuel® CMAX™ –
is a liquid cellulase (carbohydrase enzyme) preparation produced by the submerged fermentation of Myceliophthora thermophila that can effectively be used for the degradation of various lignocellulosic biomass substrates for conversion of biomass to glucose.
Dyadic CMAX™ 
Click here to see how AlternaFuel® CMAX3™ enables efficient conversion of multiple forms of non-food biomass into fermentable sugars at broad pH and temperature ranges that can be used to produce biofuels, bio-based chemicals, biogas and other bio-based products.