Norwell, Massachusetts [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] BioEnergy International, LLC, a science and technology leader in the development of biorefineries that produce biofuels and specialty chemicals from renewable resources, announced the launch of a research center in Woburn, Massachusetts.
The 11,000 square foot lab will serve as BioEnergy’s hub for the development and commercialization of next generation biofuels, biopolymers, and specialty chemicals from renewable sources. The bench-scale facility will validate, advance, and optimize BioEnergy’s technology in support of its commercialization efforts around the world.
“I look forward to the day when a pound of sugar from renewable raw materials replaces the use of petrochemicals in the manufacture of everything from the fuel we put in our cars to the plastics and fabrics we use in our lives,” stated Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Gatto.
The BioEnergy facility embodies the company’s mission to craft a strategically integrated program, design a pioneer facility, and assemble a team of renowned industry leaders in all critical areas of next generation biorefineries including process engineering, pre-treatment, microbial platforms with advanced microorganisms and biocatalysts, fermentation, hydrolysis, enzymology, and chemical engineering.
Dr. Mohammed Moniruzziman, Vice President for Research and Development, heralded the potential impact of the new facility.
He remarked, “The launching of this initiative in Woburn will unleash breakthrough technology and catapult BioEnergy as the standard bearer in next-generation cellulosic biorefineries. It builds on the foundation of BioEnergy’s core competency as the leading producer of specialty chemicals using microbial fermentation of biomass sugars-including cellulosic 5 and 6 carbon sugars-and our unrivalled expertise in processing certain cellulosic feedstocks such as bagasse.”