Extracting Real Value From the Ethanol industry

Hybrid Solutions


There is no need to reinvent a billion dollar wheel of bio-industrial experimental development. True value can be extracted and integrated as hybrid synergistic solutions from the best-in-class of what already exists.


Over the last 10 years, the road to industrial biotechnology success, in the biofuel and biochemical sector, has been paved with yellow brick technology, paid for as if it were gold. There have been breakthroughs on many levels in pre-treatment, enzymes, fermentation and even downstream energy efficiency.


Cellulosic Ethanol Failure


Sadly, no single design has been enough to solve the scaling problems of a stand-alone Cellulosic production plant that is commercially viable. That is not to say that a solution does not exist if you are prepared to think and act outside a two-dimensional business model.


Valuable nuggets of gold can be found in this failed development Cellulosic Ethanol gold-rush and across the industrial biochemical industry. When pieced together as a total solution they offer the greatest financial incentive, and potential opportunity, to convert by-products of the $24bn ethanol production industry. This low margin commodity industry has the regulatory backing of the US Government (RFS) along with Federal and State Tax (LCFS) support. It is an industry desperate to reform into a high corn crush marginal return.


Dilemma: “Do Things Right” or “Do The Right Thing”


Industry participants have been getting financial support from government and pioneering investors. Failures have come on the back of MBA style case studies from managements doing things right. Success going forward lies, not just in doing things right, but doing the right thing by converting the unexploited by-product value that lies within the ethanol industry by building on the foundations of what remains failed, scaled, Cellulosic ethanol aspirations.


Gerard Brandon is CEO of Cellulac a company who have collaborated and acquired companies with intellectual property derived specifically from the biofuel and biochemical industry. By entering into exclusive and non-exclusive technology license agreements from the acquired non-core technology, Cellulac has been able to focus on the commercial development of the technology and management synergies. The mission is to extract maximum value from the remaining core production and intellectual property assets that are acquired.

Home PageBiomassive Revolution Facebook

[TheChamp-FB-Comments style=”background-color:#f7f7f7;” title=”Leave a Comment”]

Integumen License Ageement

Today, Cellulac announces that it has signed Heads of Terms to enter into a commercial technology agreement with Integumen (LSE: SKIN). In addition, Integumen has conditionally agreed to acquire 9.35% of the issued shares of Cellulac. Gerard Brandon and Camillus...

What are you doing about ocean pollution?

  To many people watching Sky News and their #OceanFree Campaign, you would think that removing plastic from the oceans will be enough to resolve the problem. Sadly, this is not the case.   The oceans ability to provide food from fisheries and aquaculture is...

Daring to Dream Big

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result - Albert Einstein   Another 300 million tonnes of plastic every year Since World War II we have consumed 5 billion tonnes of plastic, much of which has ended...

Have we Reached Peak Biofuel?

Is there really an energy security risk?   Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is calling on Europe to increase the production of biofuels from an energy security perspective because of geopolitical risks. This is a tough ask if such increase in...

Biofuels Perfect Storm

Biofuels Perfect Storm   Since August 2015, ethanol has traded at a premium to gasoline which is unusual by historical standards. This is likely to continue until oil prices rebound into the $45-50 per barrel range. Even with this situation, 2015 ethanol...

Corny Problem for EU Sugar Producers

  The abolition of sugar quotas in 2017 will have such a profound effect on EU sugar producers, used to super profits under the EU supported Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), that many smaller producers will be subject to consolidation or have to cease...

Big Oil Can’t Alter Climate Change

  In a recent major MIT Study (Covert, Thomas, Michael Greenstone, and Christopher R. Knittel. 2016. "Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30(1): 117-38. ) it was shown that approximately 65 percent of global greenhouse gas...

Butterfly Effect of Oil Price on Renewables

  The butterfly effect is a concept that small causes can have large effects. Initially, it was used with weather prediction but later the term became a metaphor used in and out of science. Now it can easily be related to a single decision made by a Saudi Oil...