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Friday, May 4, 2012

TMO Renewables Expands Production of 2G Ethanol with Cassava Stalk

The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch
May 3, 2012, 8:02 a.m. EDT

TMO advances cassava stalk processing to demonstration scale with Chinese partners
SURREY, England, May 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TMO Renewables ("TMO Group"), a leading technology provider for cellulosic biofuels production, today announced the company has advanced to demonstration scale on cassava stalk feedstock with major Chinese fuel and food producers. TMO is now processing an initial shipment of cassava stalk delivered from China, an inexpensive, abundant feedstock underutilized in 2G bioethanol. Improved efficiencies at TMO's 12,000 sq. ft. demonstration facility are projected to produce ethanol for less than two dollars per gallon, marking a crucial step toward commercialization.
TMO's proprietary technology platform can break down a wide range of waste biomass into cellulosic ethanol, while reducing costs through savings in maintenance, production time and capital expenditures, including reduced enzyme loadings. Utilizing cassava stalk, TMO's conversion process will yield 70 to 80 gallons of 2G ethanol per ton of feedstock.

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