Taurus Energy signs key Brazilian material transfer agreement; wins US patent for more ethanol, xylose; less xylitol

In Sweden, Taurus Energy has signed a material transfer agreement with a leading research and technology center for sugar cane and ethanol producers in Brazil. Work will be performed in both parties’ respective laboratories to find the best way to ferment the cellulose-based sugar solution technology center produced from bagasse using XyloFerm. The evaluation is initially scheduled to last until the end of the year 2015 after which possible next steps are to be discussed based on the results obtained. The Center represents a very large part of the Brazilian sugar cane and ethanol producers and the collaboration is expected to provide good exposure of Taurus Energy and the product XyloFerm in the highly interesting Brazilian market.

At the same time, Taurus received US patent 9115376: A method for producing a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with introduced genes coding for xylose reductase, xylitol dehydrogenase and xylulokinase and with improved ethanol production, improved xylose conversion and reduced xylitol production.

Furthermore, a new product sheet for XyloFerm has now been published on the Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits website in the product category Cellulosic Yeast. Taurus Energy’s own website is being overhauled and the new version will be published in October.

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