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A new biotechnology that can convert biomass into biofuels has been announced by the American Petroleum Institute.
It’s called Bivo4 and it’s the first commercialised biodegradable biocatalyst in the world.
According to the American Chemistry Council, the biodegradeable biobased catalyst can be made in less than two weeks and the process is not expensive.
Its use is already being used in the biogas industry, where biodiesel is produced.
The Bivo5 biofuel, which will be released in the second half of 2019, has been made using a proprietary catalyst called C2B6, which is produced by a combination of C2S and C2N, two different proteins found in the algae.
Bivore4 will make up for the difference in the composition of the two proteins.
“Bivores in nature have been able to make many products by using similar catalysts and catalysts are designed to be compatible with one another, so we can make things with very different reactions,” said Steven D. Lee, president of Bivore Pharmaceuticals and a co-founder of the American Society for Biomolecular Engineering (ASBE).
“The ability to make these products with a biodegradation reaction that’s different from the reaction that produces biofuel is really the key to making biofuel from biomass.”
It will be able to be made from algae using standard biomass processing and then be converted into biodiesel.
Unlike the cellulosic cellulose used in biofuess and bioethanol, which have to be treated to break down, Bivores5 will be bio-degraded, which means it can be re-used indefinitely.
While Bivos will be available in the US and Canada, Bivo will be exported globally to a number of countries, including China, India, Russia, Indonesia, and Brazil.
In addition to making biodiesel, Biva4 can also make a wide range of other biofuensives from algae.
“Biofuels are one of the most significant areas of economic growth in the coming decades,” said Bivo4 co-founders David J. Pabst, PhD, and Scott L. Anderson, PhD. Biofuel, as a form of energy, is a key driver of climate change.
As global demand for energy increases, biofuers will play a key role in driving a transition away from fossil fuels, which are a major cause of climate disruption.
Biomass production is expected to grow by almost 25% by 2050.
Currently, more than one-fifth of the world’s biomass is used for food, fuel, bioenergy, and forestry.
To address the climate challenges posed by the growth of biomass, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Society of Chemical Engineers (ASCE) have established a new joint research effort to address the challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals.
This is called BioBioEnergy.
The first steps towards the commercialisation of the Bivoros biodegrading process include the publication of the first patent application, a technical specification and analysis, and a formal protocol.
Once approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the process can be used for all biomass, including biofuel and biodiesel to be used in power plants, agriculture, industries, and transportation.
What’s more, the ACS and ASCE have partnered to form the Bivo BioEnergy Consortium.
A co-sponsor of the BioBio Energy Consortium is the BioFuel Association, a biotechnology trade association.
ACS is a member of the Biotech Alliance and the Bioresearch Alliance, which aim to enhance the commercial and scientific development of novel technologies and technologies that address the pressing challenges posed in the global bioenergy sector.
ASCE is a co–sponsor and a founding member of Biotechnologies Alliance, a non-profit organisation that seeks to develop and advance the development of technologies that will help address the critical global challenges posed today by the growing demand for bioenergy.
Both ACS and the BioFuels Alliance are dedicated to promoting and advancing biotechnology-based fuels and technologies, including biotechnology for energy.
The ACS is also the co-chair of the International Bioenergy Technology Consortium.