Neogen Releases Technology for Biofuel Industry

The system improves on the previous National Renewable Energy Laboratory procedure.

Biofuel Filling
Biofuel Filling

Neogen Corporation, a food safety solutions company, announced that it has launched the new CelluSmart technology from Megazyme by Neogen for the measurement of cellulosic ethanol from biofuel production.

In creating this industry-first technology, Neogen improved upon the previous National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) procedure, introducing a yeast-degrading cocktail (YDC). With these improvements, CelluSmart allows the ethanol industry to fully realize its efforts to produce low-carbon fuels, represented in value by the D3 RINs generated from in-situ production.

Cellulosic ethanol represents a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from standard petroleum-based fuel and helps progress toward climate goals. The CelluSmart technology has the potential to help ethanol producers further reduce carbon intensity scores, which, in combination with other factors, may help them gain access to new markets, including sustainable aviation fuel.

The CelluSmart technology is incorporated into ASTM Method E-3417-24, which meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for an approved method from a voluntary consensus standards body.

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