Biomass News and Events
Biomass Company attended the May 18, 2012 Industry Roundtable at the
USDA in Washington, DC, sponsored by the United States Department of Navy in
conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy,
and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. Over
200 representatives from the aviation and biofuels industries and government
agencies met to hear about the partnership among USN, DOE and USDA to develop
commercial-scale advanced biorefineries to produce biobased jet and diesel
Lisa Walker was named one of President Obama's
"Champions of Change" in March 2012, as part of the Administration's
"Winning the Future" initiative. This initiative highlights change
makers and innovators who embody the President's vision for America's future. Lisa
was selected for this honor because of her work as a mentor with startup energy
companies who work with the Clean Energy Trust (http://www.cleanenergytrust.org/),
where she serves on the Advisory Board.
Company is one of 100 companies which are part of the Elsevier
Biofuel TechSelect database, the engine behind RenewableJetFuels.org, a project
of Richard Branson's Carbon War Room.
The Clean Energy Trust (@CleanEnergyTrst) in Chicago has named Daniel Gibbs (@drbiomass) of General Biomass Company as CET's Innovator of the Week. General Biomass was a Finalist in the Clean Energy Challenge sponsored by CET
and presented "Fueling Illinois Bioenergy Economy: Enzyme Cocktails by General Biomass" [http://www.cleanenergytrust.org/fueling-illinois-bioenergy-economy-enzyme-cocktails-by-general-biomass/] on March 3rd
2011. The Clean Energy Trust was created to accelerate the development
of Midwest clean energy businesses by connecting entrepreneurs,
researchers and early stage companies with the expertise and capital
needed to become sustainable.
CommentVisions published an invited
contribution by Daniel Gibbs on May 3rd on the topic: What are the
opportunities and challenges in biofuels production?
Biomass Company attended the BIO World Congress on Industrial
Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in Toronto on May 8-11,
2011. General Biomass was a part of the Illinois Trade Mission
sponsored by the Office of
Trade and Investment (OTI) which is part of the Illinois Department
of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Biomass Company was a Finalist in the first Clean Energy
Challenge in Chicago on March 3, 2011, sponsored by the Clean
Energy Trust at the Midwest Energy Forum. General Biomass was one
of 15 Finalists selected from over 70 applicants to present their
cleantech companies and technologies. Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel and
Governor Pat Quinn attended the event.
Biomass Company uses advanced biotechnology to develop custom
biomass deconstruction enzymes. Each nonfood biomass
feedstock is different: old newspapers require different enzymes
than sugar cane bagasse or nut hulls or coffee bean husks or
beetle-killed pine. We use a deep knowledge of biomass structure and
sophisticated genomics tools to find the right enzymes for each
feedstock, and produce them efficiently for R&D, pilot plant
and commercial scale processing.
We can help you
become more sustainable. We offer consulting, custom enzyme
development, and an enzyme scaleup path to pilot and commercial
production that fits your feedstock. Please contact us with your needs.
General Biomass Company
2906 Central Street, #134
Evanston, IL 60201
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