EcoCeres Begins Shipment of Cellulosic Ethanol To Europe
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EcoCeres Begins Shipment of Cellulosic Ethanol To Europe

Asia-based bio-refinery firm, EcoCeres, Inc., has reached a significant milestone in its renewable fuel production journey, with the successful dispatch of its first consignment of cellulosic ethanol produced from 100% agricultural waste to the European market. The achievement underscores EcoCeres’ capabilities in producing diverse renewable biofuels and aligns with the expanding global demands for renewable fuels.

Cellulosic ethanol, a renewable substitute for gasoline, is produced at the company’s innovative facility in China. It bolsters EcoCeres’ diverse renewable biofuel portfolio, including Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO), and Cellulosic Ethanol. EcoCeres’ innovation and in-house developed technology, combined with its biomass refinery platform, put the company in a solid position to satisfy market demand and regulatory requirements for renewable transportation fuels.

The initial shipment includes 850 tons of cellulosic ethanol derived primarily from agricultural waste such as corn cobs. This biofuel, capable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 80% compared to traditional fossil fuels, aligns with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive and its focus on advanced biofuels.

“As one of the few companies globally with the capacity to produce cellulosic ethanol at an industrial scale, EcoCeres is well positioned to meet the growing demand for advanced biofuels,” said Philip Siu, Co-Founder, and CEO of EcoCeres. Siu sees the milestone as a significant breakthrough for EcoCeres’ technology that converts lignocellulosic agricultural waste back into its original sugar forms, a process crucial for producing sustainable aviation fuel through further alcohol-to-jet conversion.

“Our unique differentiator is effectively separating hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin, using each in high-value processes or end products, economically and sustainably,” said Dr. Bin Xu, COO of the Company’s Agricultural Waste Business. “This innovative approach supports a sustainable future and strengthens our position in the renewable fuels market.”

EcoCeres’ proprietary technology efficiently converts agricultural waste, such as corn cob and straw, into valuable waste-based biofuels and biopolymers, aiding the drive for energy and material transitions necessary for carbon neutrality.

In their Net Zero scenario, the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipates growth of 1,150% or 12.5 times in advanced ethanol production from 2021 to 2030. Thus, EcoCeres’ initial shipment of cellulosic ethanol represents a significant stride towards becoming a global leader in advanced bio-refinery on sustainable biomass.

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