DSM Bio-based Products & Services is a frontrunner in creating a bio-based, sustainable future. Major biotechnology advances are opening up opportunities in the production of biofuels and bio-based materials made from cellulosic biomass.
Recent DSM breakthroughs will enable the competitive, viable manufacture of biofuels and, over time, of bio-based chemicals and materials from cellulosic raw materials (a.k.a. ‘second generation’). Furthermore, our efforts to develop technological solutions for bio based manufacturing processes are set to optimize the output of the biorefinery.
These breakthroughs include a cocktail of thermostable enzymes to break down agricultural side streams or energy crops – such as corn crop or sugarcane residue and wood chips – and open up the sugars in the broth for further processing. Secondly, DSM developed a multi purpose advanced yeast that is capable of efficient co-fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars . The production processes from cellulosic biomass are characterized by improved carbon footprints and do not have a negative effect on food production resources.
DSM intends to collaborate with strategic partners along the value chain to implement solutions for the bio-based economy, offering customers a reduced carbon footprint for their products.