Ottawa, Ontario – Shell has made further investments in Iogen Energy, a jointly-owned subsidiary with Iogen Corporation, to accelerate the commercial deployment of Iogen’s process for making cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residue. Shell has made a significant incremental commitment to fund research and development activities at Iogen Energy until mid-2012.
Iogen Energy is currently operating its Ottawa demonstration plant on a continuous basis using its proven R7 technology. Over the last 12 months, Iogen has produced more than 170,000 gallons of cellulosic ethanol from wheat straw using the technology.
Shell’s additional funding will be used to develop and demonstration Iogen Energy’s next two major technology releases, R8 and R9, which will significantly reduce the capital and operating costs per gallon.