Fueling a sustainable future with 1G ethanol

1g ethanol bioethanol tank

Bioethanol – also called 1G ethanol or conventional ethanol – is a biofuel from organic material, ranging from multiple grain crops, to agricultural and agro-industrial waste. This organic material is collectively known as biomass: the main feedstock used in producing bioethanol. For comparison purposes, fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas are the remnants […]

What is cellulosic ethanol? Production, challenges & opportunities of 2G ethanol

photo of a 2g ethanol biorefinry surrounded by sugarcane fields

Cellulosic ethanol, also referred to as “2G ethanol”, “second-generation” or “advanced biofuel” is ethanol produced from a plant fiber called cellulose. Cellulose makes up the cell wall of plant cells, it is a polymer consisting of glucose molecules linked in a long chain, often with various chemical modifications. Humans and most domestic animals cannot digest […]

Success story – Working with KBK Biotech to increase distillery’s efficiency

In 2019, KBK Biotech pvt.ltd started a grain-based distillery with a 69 KLPD operation capacity. It was commissioned with Ethanol Red®.  KBK Biotech has for main objective to increase Fermentation Efficiency. From the beginning of this collaboration, our  technical service team committed to create further value in order to maximize KBK Biotech’s profitability through continuous […]

The Green Lab, a place of knowledge and expertise

In the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Lesaffre holds its Industrial Pilot Plant, the Green Lab was established in December 2017. Since then, we have been carrying out lab scale fermentation trials, driving optimization efforts in propagation and fermentation to improve yield and productivity, and studying stress factors affecting fermentation, with the ambition of […]

How to choose the ethanol yeast?

Yeast is a key element in industrial ethanol production and each cell works like a production unit. From fermentable materials, yeast produces the major product ethanol and several co-products, such as CO2 and glycerol. As in the case of the production unit, the choice of yeast is an important technological decision that will have a […]

Success story – 10 years of collaboration with the Catalysts Group in India

India is the third largest petroleum consumer in the world. Growing population and rapid socio-economic development has spurred an increase in car transportation and gasoline consumption. Given limited domestic energy resources, most energy requirements are met through imports. That’s why since 2003, the Government of India mandated the use of 5% ethanol blend in petrol […]

What is Yeast?

Yeast is a key element in the production of industrial ethanol, but do you know the specificities of this microorganism? Yeast is a unicellular fungus Yeast belongs to the family of the fungi. It consists of a large and diverse group of eukaryotic organisms, i.e. they possess organelles that divide the cell space into specialized […]

High school students in rural area discover the beet ethanol industry

As part of a partnership project with a high school in the north of France, Leaf participated in introducing teenagers to industrial beet processing into various products. The students in the school’s science classes were involved in a “Science Festival” project, the theme of which this year was “Man and Nature”. With a focus on […]

Lesaffre inaugurate a new drying facility in Alabama and celebrate the launch of Leaf’s new bioengineered yeast for ethanol production

On Tuesday, January 10, Antoine BAULE, CEO of Lesaffre, Thomas Benner, President and CEO at Lesaffre Yeast Corporation LLC and Red Star Yeast, and Didier Masy, General Manager of Leaf – Lesaffre Advanced Fermentations, inaugurate the new Lesaffre Yeast Corporation drying facility in Headland, Alabama and celebrate the launch of Leaf’s new bioengineered yeast for […]