Thursday, February 25, 2021
Arbor Fuel Inc.
Presentation followed by networking, refreshments & wine bar
Note special Whitney
Avenue location for this event. See below.
Arbor Fuel Inc. is using biotechnology to
generate cost effective, environmentally sensitive alternative fuels. The
company is developing proprietary microbial strains to produce fuels from cellulosic
biomass feedstocks. The technology enables the production of transportation
fuels that do not compete with the food chain, and brings the next
generation of high performance renewable fuels to consumers and industry
Arbor Fuel has successfully developed yeasts to
produce advanced renewable fuels and chemicals. These yeast strains enable
cost effective, capital light, profitable production of renewable products, and
the technology is proven at bench scale on experimental feedstocks. Cellulosic
experimental feedstock can be fermented to ethanol with 65% of the theoretical
maximum yield in under 48 hours without the addition of external enzymes.
Yeast strains have also been engineered with a
butanol biosynthetic pathway, and proof of principle for this next-generation
biofuel has been demonstrated. Butanol is a next generation biofuel which can
substitute directly for gasoline, has similar energy density and MPGs, and
requires no modification to existing engines. Butanol does not absorb moisture
making it noncorrosive, meaning the existing infrastructure can be used for
transportation and storage. Butanol is compatible with ethanol blending and can
even improve blending of ethanol with gasoline. Additionally, butanol can be
blended with diesel.
Arbor Fuel was founded in 2007 and completed a
Series A round in 2008 with private investors. The company is currently in
the process of seeking a Series B round to fund its ongoing development of
industrial processes and a pilot scale plant to be used for both cellulosic
ethanol and butanol.
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|President & CEO, Arbor Fuel|
Thursday, February 25, 2021
4:00 P.M. Seminar
5:00 P.M. Networking, Refreshments & Wine Bar
Kline Geology Lab
Building, Yale University
210 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
There are street meters on Sachem Street and free parking beginning at 3:30
p.m. at Lot 22 on the corner of Whitney and Humphrey.
Registration is free, but
advance RSVPs are appreciated. E-mail to email@example.com
or call the Yale OCR main number: 203-785-6209.
Lead sponsors: Wiggin and Dana and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Also sponsored by Elm Street Ventures.
Presented by CURE and the Yale Office of Cooperative Research.
Additional support from the Yale Entrepreneurial
Institute and the Yale Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Society.