Cellulosic Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPontBroin Companies Two technology leaders in the growing biofuels industry, DuPont and Broin, have announced a partnership in the United States to take the next steps needed to bring cost-effective ethanol derived from corn stover to market.

According to a press release, “We are pleased to partner with Broin, a company that is regarded as a technology expert in biorefining,” said DuPont Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Tom Connelly. “We have worked over the last three years to develop a technology package that can efficiently break down the complex sugar matrix found in corn stover into ethanol from cellulose at a high yield. We are excited about the progress we have made and, while we still have to complete more research, we are ready to take the next steps to bring cellulosic ethanol to market. This is a further demonstration of DuPont’s commitment to bring to market renewably sourced materials that reduce global reliance on petroleum.”

“The partnership between Broin and DuPont brings together much of the needed technology that is important to the future development of cellulose to ethanol,” said Mike Muston, executive vice president of corporate development, Broin. “The ability to combine the global science of DuPont with Broin’s ethanol production technology puts us in position to make the commercialization of cellulose to ethanol a reality much sooner.”

Cellulosic, Ethanol