Shell, Codexis Link To Scale Up Biofuels | March 16, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 11 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 16, 2009

Shell, Codexis Link To Scale Up Biofuels

Department: Business

Shell has expanded its research program with Codexis to accelerate commercial-scale deployment of nonfood cellulosic ethanol. The program will focus on enhancing Codexis biocatalysts that break down the cellulose in agricultural fiber and convert it to sugars. Canadian ethanol maker Iogen, also a partner of Shell, will provide the test facilities and manufacturing process for the new technology. Shell and Codexis will continue to investigate using biocatalysts to make other types of biofuels, and Shell has increased its equity stake in Codexis.

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