G-team to market proven cellulosic ethanol technology to U.S. and Canada
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 27 /CNW/ -- Niels Henriksen, president and CEO
of Inbicon, a biotech spin-off owned by Danish energy giant DONG Energy
(dongenergy.com), today announced the next step in its marketing strategy of
partnering with North American biofuels companies and licensing its
second-generation cellulosic technology for commercial-scale production of
ethanol and livestock feed.
"By partnering with Thomas Corle and his U.S.-based G-team," says
Inbicon's Henriksen, "we're accelerating the introduction of our pre-treatment
concepts to biorefinery developers outside Europe. Our systems have been
handling and converting biomass for a decade, and we've operated a pilot plant
successfully since 2003. By December 2009, at the Kalundborg port in Denmark,
we'll showcase our large-scale (1.4 million US gallons per year) demonstration
plant to world leaders at the COP15 UN climate summit being held in
"Two significant advantages set Inbicon apart," states G-team founder
Corle. "First, its unique, patented cellulosic technology works at
low-operational costs compared to other biomass process technologies emerging
today. That translates to a low-cost fuel ethanol produced from biowastes to
market to consumers and meet government mandates for energy independence.
Second, Inbicon has proven its technology works over a 5-year period."
Inbicon focuses on the front-end of a 2G biorefinery process, breaking
down grain straw, corn stover, and other agricultural wastes into liquefied
sugars ready for fermentation into alcohol. Its hydrothermal pre-treatment
cuts the amount of expensive enzymes necessary, which cuts ethanol production
costs significantly. Processing efficiency climbs further when Inbicon
technology is integrated with electric power generation, "a symbiotic
relationship," as Henriksen describes it, "we'll demonstrate with the
Kalundborg project. Waste heat from the power plant will help process the
straw, and a solid by-product from ethanol production will replace some of the
coal burned by the power plant."
Inbicon's is a flexible design. Biorefineries can use its cellulosic
technology for the plant's front end. Or, for an existing corn-fed plant, use
Inbicon to add a 2G biomass feedstock stream like corn stover, grain straws,
or other agricultural wastes to produce fuel ethanol.
Plans call for the G-team to seek North American partners with the
cleanest, most efficient technologies compatible with Inbicon's integrated
biomass conversion, as well as investors, developers, and government grants
necessary to fund and launch 2G biorefinery projects.
Henriksen and Corle also seek collaborators to create sustainable,
carbon-neutral energy parks providing renewable electricity, liquid biofuels,
livestock feeds, and high-value foods at the lowest cost.
The G-team was launched by Corle after a decade marketing Delta-T, a U.S.
ethanol technology firm that grew to a $500 million company and was recently
sold. For its clients, G-team brings together experts in biofuels marketing
and branding, as well as business planners and project developers.
North America isn't the only target for Inbicon marketing. Because the
process is compatible with bagasse from sugar production, rice and barley
straw, even household wastes, Central and South America are also potential
markets for Inbicon's 2G technology.
As governments the world over clamor for energy independence without
sacrificing cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions, Corle says
"Inbicon's technology will make a low-cost liquid biofuel not made from a food
or feed crop a reality. We plan on an aggressive marketing campaign to make it
a viable solution to world economies and environmental heartaches within the
next few years."
To learn more about Inbicon, go to http://www.inbicon.com. For inquiries
about Inbicon in North America, contact Thomas Corle at 717-626-0557 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more technical information, contact Christian Morgen at
45 76 22 26 63 or email@example.com.
For further information:
For further information: Thomas Corle of G-team, +1-717-626-0557,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Christian Morgen, +45-76-22-26-63, email@example.com, for
G-team; Web Site: http://www.inbicon.com