Lipogenic yeast technology

Xylome’s highly novel lipogenic yeast technology enables ethanol producers to convert unfermented starch residuals and byproducts such as glycerol and lactic acid into a new valuable byproduct: palm oil substitute.

Palm oil plantations destroy tropical forests, remove habitat for wildlife and disrupt native communities. The plantings are not sustainable, yet the demand for palm oil is growing every year.

Xylome’s technology will enable ethanol producers to remove low value organics from their stillage waste stream while recovering a sustainable, high-value byproduct.

Learn how palm oil is endangering the world’s tropical regions and what Xylome is doing to fix the problem

Xylose fermenting yeast technology

Xylome’s proprietary unconventional yeast technology enables yeasts to ferment cellulosic and hemicellulosic hydrolysates faster and in higher yields than any other available. Our second generation technology can expand production and increase profitability of existing facilities.

Xylome’s technology will enable existing grain ethanol producers to enter the second generation fuels and chemicals market with high-yield native, unconventional yeast biocatalysts. Spathaspora passalidarum displays a higher specific fermentation rate with xylose than it does with glucose.

This yeast will simultaneously co-ferment xylose and cellobiose in the presence of up to 30 g/l of glucose.  It shows specific fermentation rates on xylose that are three-times higher than on glucose. The sequencing of S. passalidarum‘s genome and the development of versatile genetic tools for manipulating this clade of yeasts enable Xylome to further develop S. passalidarum‘s metabolic capacities


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