This milestone distinguishes EcoCeres as a company capable of producing a diverse range of renewable biofuels, covering Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and Cellulosic Ethanol. This achievement is made possible through its in-house developed technology and own biomass refinery platform positioned to meet the growing market demand and regulatory requirements for renewable transportation fuels.
The shipment consists of 850 tons of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural waste primarily corn cobs, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 80% compared to traditional fossil fuels and is in alignment with the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive as an advanced biofuel.
"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. "This shipment of cellulosic ethanol signifies EcoCeres' breakthrough success to reverse the lignocellulosic agricultural waste back to its original sugar forms, paving the way for sustainable aviation fuel to be produced through further alcohol-to-jet conversion," he added.
"Our innovative approach to producing cellulosic ethanol entirely from agricultural waste not only supports a sustainable future, but also strengthens our position in the renewable fuels market." said Dr. Bin Xu, COO of the Company's Agricultural Waste Business. "Our unique differentiator is being able to effectively separate hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin, using each in high-value processes or end products, economically and sustainably."
EcoCeres develops a proprietary technology path to convert agricultural waste, such as corn cob and straw, into valuable waste-based biofuels and biopolymers which drive the energy and material transitions for attaining carbon neutrality.
This initial shipment of cellulosic ethanol is an important step for EcoCeres evolving into a world leading advanced bio-refinery on sustainable biomass.