Quad County Corn Processors industrial scale XyloFerm® trial completed

The trial has successfully demonstrated that XyloFerm® converts xylose (C5) and C6 sugars to ethanol in the full scale Cellerate™ process.

In April of 2017 Taurus Energy, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, Syngenta and Quad County Corn Processors initiated a trial of Taurus Energys xylose/C6 co-fermenting yeast XyloFerm® in the Cellerate™ process to evaluate performance at large scale. The trial has concluded and results confirm that XyloFerm® can successfully convert C6 sugars and xylose (C5) to ethanol in the full scale industrial process.

Next steps involve fine-tuning and optimization of the process both from a technical and economic viability standpoint, in order to achieve optimal performance and economic benefit to all parties.

For the foreseeable future work will be performed at lab scale and/or pilot scale due to scheduling restrictions at Quad County Corn Processors but Taurus Energy, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, Syngenta and Quad County Corn Processors are dedicated to a collaborative effort in order to realize reliable and profitable integration of xylose-to-ethanol conversion within the Cellerate™ process. 

About Cellerate™

Cellerate™process technology allows for production of cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber.In 2014, Syngenta announced an agreement with Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP), to be the exclusive marketer of Cellerate process technology to ethanol plants in North America. The process has been shown to boost ethanol production by 26 % (20% throughput increase and 6% yield increase) when used in combination with Syngenta’s Enogen® corn.

About Quad County Corn Processors

Quad County Corn Processors is a 35 million gallon per year corn starch ethanol production facility in Galva, Ida County, Iowa. Founded in 2000, Quad County is a cooperative that is owned by 353 shareholder members. Today, the company employs 40 full-time employees who operate the plant 24 hours a day. In addition to producing millions of gallons of clean burning ethanol and valuable corn oil, Quad County consumes 12.5 million bushels of corn annually and manufactures 250,000 tons of Golden Bran® feed co-products for the livestock industry. The company also operates an ethanol trans-load railroad facility in Cherokee.

For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.Quad-County.com or call Delayne Johnson at 712-282-4628.

About Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) is a business unit of the Canadian yeast and bacteria producer Lallemand, Inc. Based in Duluth, GA, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits is a leading supplier of fermentation ingredients and value creating services to the global fuel ethanol and distilled beverage industries.

For more information, please visit www.lallemandbds.com

Media Contacts:

Craig Pilgrim, Vice President, Marketing & Product Development, Lallemand Biofuels, 815 721-6165, cpilgrim@lallemand.com

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

Media Contacts:

Michelle Arntzen, 612.656.8570, michelle.arntzen@syngenta.com

About Taurus Energy AB

Taurus Energy AB is a research and development company, which aims to commercialize its extensive research and development program in the field of ethanol production. Since 2006, the company’s mission has been to license energy producers to use the methods developed by the company on a global market. Taurus Energy holds over 10 patent families, which have been developed with the help of around 20 internationally recognized scientists. Taurus Energy is listed on the Aktietorget equities market.

For more information, please visit www.taurusenergy.eu

Contact: Fredrik Weschke, CEO, +46704547469, info@taurusenergy.eu

This information is information that Taurus Energy AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 09:00 on date 2017-08-28

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