ADM and Purdue join in ethanol project
A joint Bio Energy project of Archer Daniels Midland Company and Purdue
University has been selected to receive funding by the US Department of Energy
to further the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol.
The Purdue-ADM project is focused on commercializing
the use of highly-efficient yeast which converts cellulosic materials into
ethanol through fermentation.Commercialization
development of improved fermentation organisms is a crucial step in the
commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. In order to be cost-efficient and work
in commercial-scale processing, such organisms must be able to produce high
concentrations of ethanol from hexose and pentose sugar streams that can be
derived from a wide range of plant lignocellulosic material, such as fibers,
hulls, straws, soft and hardwoods.
The research team will include
scientists from Purdue and from ADM. The joint project will receive federal
funding, beginning this fiscal year and ending in fiscal year 2010.
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