Qteros of Marlborough, Mass., and Applied CleanTech, based in Israel, today announced that they have developed a novel solution for turning cellulose from municipal and agricultural liquid waste into ethanol fuel for cars. Joint use of the Qteros Q Microbe™ and Applied CleanTech's Recyllose™ feedstock has been found to boost ethanol production, address sewage sludge disposal problems, and make smaller-scale ethanol plants viable for municipalities from Tel Aviv to Chicago.
Marlborough, MA (Vocus) October 6, 2009 -- Recyllose™, a recycled solids-based material produced from municipal wastewater, can now be turned into fuel for cars, announced Applied Cleantech and Qteros, the advanced biofuels company whose breakthrough Q Microbe™ technology can turn biomass into cellulosic ethanol.
Qteros has entered into a joint development project with Applied CleanTech (ACT), a commodities recycling company based in Israel, to use ACT’s Recyllose™-based feedstock, produced from municipal wastewater solids, for even more efficient and low-cost ethanol production. ACT's Sewage Recycling System (SRS), a revolutionary solution for recycling wastewater solids, produces high-quality alternative energy sources for the production of electricity or ethanol, while reducing sludge formation and lowering wastewater treatment plant costs and increasing plant capacity.
The companies said they are the first to demonstrat
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