2nd Generation Biofuels
Biomass converted to Fuel AND Food
2nd Generation biofuels are produced from the non-food portions of a plant and therefore provide the opportunity to increase ethanol yield. While traditional yeasts and biocatalysts struggle under difficult fermentation conditions, MicroBioGen’s advanced yeast technology has overcome this hurdle.
The second major advancement is that MicroBioGen optimised yeast can be grown on their own waste stream. As a result, high quality food AND fuel can be produced from non-food sources.
The Australian Federal Government supported MicroBioGen, in collaboration with a large global partner, to optimise this biocatalyst through an A$8M project. Read more at ARENA.
Commonwealth Government funding through the Second Generation Biofuels Research and Development Grant Program supports this Project.