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June 01, 2015

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Kevin Wenger of Mascoma, a subsidiary of Lallemand, LLC and Paul Gilna of BESC

BESC Partner Mascoma Launches C5 FUEL™ — A Yeast Engineered for Improved Cellulosic Biofuel Production
The new strain of yeast simultaneously yields 97 percent conversion of xylose – the C5 sugar – and glucose and it accomplishes this feat in less than 48 hours. The launch of a commercially available product designed for producers in the cellulosic biofuels market is an important milestone for BESC and the BRC program.

BioEnergy Science Center one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy.