It is NOW, it is REAL

Cellulosic ethanol is now a reality.
At Lesaffre, our research programs on fermentation of lignocellulosic hydrolysates started in 2008 with the goal of developing a commercial fermentation solution allowing producers to implement the business model that made their success in conventional bioethanol. Our innovation programs led to the development of xylose fermenting yeast strains.

Today, cellulosic ethanol production is happening and Leaf has a commercial yeast solution available in dry form. Our research continues and we are continuously improving our strains to meet the evolving needs of the 2G ethanol producers.

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CelluX™ is a GMO strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that has been developed for the cellulosic ethanol industry. With a strong inhibitors tolerance, this yeast strain demonstrates the ability to resist stresses and maintains higher cell viability during fermentations of hydrolyzed cellulosic material. By derisking the fermentation of cellulosic hydrolysates, Leaf s is proud to contribute to the industrial development of cellulosic ethanol production.

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