Discover 5 Top Startups advancing Bioethanol Production

Curious about new technological advancements in the energy industry? Explore our analysis of 66 global startups & scaleups and learn how their bioethanol production solutions impact your business!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the energy industry. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked startups advancing bioethanol production.

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups advancing Bioethanol Production out of 66

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 66 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 energy startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 61 bioethanol production solutions, get in touch.

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LanzaJet converts Waste into Bioethanol

Petroleum-based fuels continue to be partially responsible for the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The global aviation industry produces the most carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport sector. Therefore, in order to reduce emissions, the aviation industry needs to replace petroleum-based fuel with sustainable fuel. To address this, many energy startups & scaleups are producing bio-based fuels to deploy in air transport.

US-based startup LanzaJet develops proprietary technology to convert waste into bioethanol. LanzaJet produces sustainable ethanol from various sources including municipal waste (MSW), agricultural residues, manufacturing off-gas, and biomass. The startup’s patented LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet technology enables the commercial-scale production of aviation fuel. This sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional fuels. Further, LanzaJet provides a renewable diesel solution based on synthetic paraffinic diesel (SPD) that is suitable for use in any diesel engine.

Vertex Bioenergy produces Bioethanol from Biomass

Bioethanol production involves a series of steps starting from sourcing viable raw biomaterials to fermentation, separation, and distillation. In particular, the separation process in the extraction of alcohol is an important step in bioethanol production. However, a large amount of heat and byproducts are arising from this process. That is why energy startups are developing methods to produce efficient commercial-scale separation processes and utilize the byproducts for implementing sustainable production practices.

Spanish startup Vertex Bioenergy manufactures biofuels from agricultural residues or plant waste. Vertex Bioenergy produces bioethanol using biorefinery through fermentation. Since fermentation exerts carbon dioxide, it is used for other process loops to decrease carbon emissions. Moreover, the vinasses remaining from the process are treated and dried to obtain dried distiller grains with solubles (DDGS) that are reused as animal feed, while the heat generated in the processes creates electricity.

Ethtec utilizes Lignocellulosic Feedstock to produce Ethanol

Raw materials for ethanol production from agricultural materials, especially sugarcane, are suitable because of their high sugar content. Moreover, sugar refineries produce large amounts of byproducts during production and processing. The high sugar content of these byproducts makes for a good source for fermentation in order to yield bioethanol. To make use of this potential, startups are developing novel technologies that enable sugar refineries to produce bioethanol.

Australian startup Ethtec develops proprietary manufacturing processes to produce ethanol from fibrous materials, including sugarcane bagasse as well as other plant-based materials. Ethtec’s technology is based on a 4-phase process. In Phase 1, the lignocellulosic feedstock is digested with sulphuric acid to liberate sugars. The phase 2 process separates acid and sugars using a chromatographic system. In phase 3, process fermentation of sugars occurs using genetically modified yeast. The products of fermentation undergo the final product recovery in phase 4.

C3 Biotech turns CO2 into Bioethanol

Climate change is driven largely by fossil fuel extraction and combustion, as well as deforestation and pollution. These activities release lareg amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, which cause a rise in global temperatures. Emerging companies are developing technologies that are designed to transform CO2 into value-added commodities, such as biofuels. These solutions benefit the environment and limit future emissions.

British startup C3 Biotech develops proprietary technology to produce bioethanol. The technology captures solar energy to convert CO2 to bioethanol. C3’s bioethanol production process benefits from higher efficiency compared to conventional bioethanol production processes and requires less land. Further, C3 Biotech’s carbon utilization strategies limit CO2 emissions and provide alternatives to petroleum fuels in a wide range of sectors. Moreover, the startup offers C3-Bio Air, a biofuel for the aviation sector using microbial technology, and C3-Bio LPG, a domestic fuel.

GlobalYeast develops Advanced Digital Fermentation Technology

Bioethanol is produced through a fermentation process, where microbes convert sugars from the raw material into alcohol. The conventional process is not automated and the separation of ethanol is achieved in time intervals. However, monitoring the ethanol concentration and metabolic state of the microorganisms is important to analyze the ethanol production rate. Thus, the development of a real-time fermentation monitoring solution saves time, resources, and increases the quality of bioethanol.

Brazilian startup GlobalYeast specializes in advanced proprietary digital fermentation technologies for biofuel production. BioCal is the startup’s solution to monitor fermentation in real-time. The technology optimizes the process of sugar conversion based on the understanding of cell metabolism and polygenic behavior. BioCal is compatible with bioethanol production in fed-batch and continuous fermentation processes. The technology is also useful for producing green chemicals and beverages.

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Energy startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on Demand Side Management, Distributed Energy Resources, Quantum Computing as well as Energy Storage. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the energy industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more energy technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Energy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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