In the United States (US), Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc (Alliance), a company that develops cellulosic ethanol plant projects utilising its cellulosic conversion technology, has announced that the newly designed advanced prototype has been installed and has performed its initial runs. The advanced prototype showed above expected results, again "confirming the robustness and disruptive nature" of the Cellulose-to Sugar (CTS) 2.0 technology.
According to a statement, this prototype enables the company to perform the testing needed to further develop the system into a commercial system. With this data, a significant step will be made towards the next development stage towards a commercial system.
Alliance has also produced its first successful samples of bio-originated and bio-degradable plastic from the lignin out of the CTS 2.0 process, which is a second product stream next to the sugars used to produce biofuels.
The company has recently settled in its new location in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (FL) where it has integrated its laboratory and offices in one modern state-of-the-art facility. The arrival of the new prototype, and the integration of the facilities, is a basis to accelerate the development process of commercializing the CTS2.0 technology. Alliance will develop a dual product strategy of both biofuels and bio-degradable plastics.
It is my strong expectation that the year 2020 will be the turnaround year for Alliance. We have a solid technology to produce green energy and plastic products that are in very high demand worldwide, said Ben Slager, CEO, Alliance.