Poet Joins Agrivida For Ethanol Crops | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 35 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 27, 2012

Poet Joins Agrivida For Ethanol Crops

Department: Business
Keywords: cellulosic ethanol, corn stover, energy crops, genetic engineering
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Agrivida develops its crops in labs at the University of Connecticut.
Credit: Agrivida
Test crops being grown in a lab.
 
Agrivida develops its crops in labs at the University of Connecticut.
Credit: Agrivida

Ethanol producer Poet has joined Agrivida, a plant biotechnology start-up, in a four-year development agreement for lower-cost cellulosic ethanol. Agrivida develops crops modified to produce an enzyme that assists in converting cellulose to sugar when crops are exposed to heat after harvest. Poet, meanwhile, is working to bring a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant on-line in Emmetsburg, Iowa, through a joint venture with DSM. Poet and Agrivida will work to integrate Agrivida’s engineered corn stover feedstock with Poet’s existing technology.

 
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