April 2, 2019

Sustainable Chemicals Produced by Vertimass Now Eligible for Iowa Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit

IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2019) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has approved the addition of four new renewable chemicals to the list of those eligible […]
September 26, 2018

Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-Derived Ethanol to Liquid Hydrocarbon Blendstock: Effect of Light Gas Recirculation

We describe a light gas recirculation (LGR) method to increase the liquid hydrocarbon yield with a reduced aromatic content from catalytic conversion of ethanol to hydrocarbons. […]
September 26, 2018

Selective conversion of bio-derived ethanol to renewable BTX over Ga-ZSM-5

Selective conversion of bio-derived ethanol to benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) is desirable for producing renewable BTX. In this work, we show that addition of Ga […]
September 26, 2018

Heterobimetallic Zeolite, InV-ZSM-5, Enables Efficient Conversion of Biomass Derived Ethanol to Renewable Hydrocarbons

Direct catalytic conversion of ethanol to hydrocarbon blend-stock can increase biofuels use in current vehicles beyond the ethanol blend-wall of 10–15%. Literature reports describe quantitative conversion […]
May 8, 2018

Vertimass Named Winner of National Corn Growers Association Competition: “Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals”

IRVINE, Calif., March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The National Corn Growers Association named Vertimass LLC as one of six awardees of the “Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses […]
May 1, 2018

Gingko BioWorks, Impossible Foods, Calysta, Bolt Threads, Zymergen take top slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017-18

Ginkgo BioWorks took the #1 spot in the 2017-18 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest and Nuu, the […]
April 24, 2018

ChemCatBio Awards $4.3 Million in Directed Funding Assistance to Overcome Catalysis Challenges

The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) announced approximately $4.3 million in funding for nine projects that will help accelerate the development of catalysts and related […]
April 17, 2018

Vertimass receives “GO” from U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) after completing intermediate technology validation

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vertimass LLC announced today completion of intermediate technology validation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO), […]
September 7, 2017

Crossing the Valley of NLACM with alcohol-to-hydrocarbon technology

Biofuels Digest, Jim Lane, September 7, 2017 – There’s one crossing worse than the Valley of Death and that is the Valley of NLACM. Although it […]