Canada-based GreenField Ethanol has launched G2Biochem, a collaborative partnership that will acquire, validate and commercialize GreenField's patented process technology.

G2Biochem is backed by international partners and collaborators including Andritz and Novozymes.

Federal and Ontario programs and agencies including, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Innovation Development Fund, Sustainable Chemistry Alliance and Center for Research & Development in the Bio-economy have supported the technology, that will make next generation ethanol a commercial reality.

G2 BioChem’s technology has processed a variety of biomass feedstocks including agricultural residues, energy crops, as well as woody biomass, the company said.

G2BioChem president and GreenField Ethanol Business Development vice president Barry Wortzman said the new technology is feedstock agnostic and optimizes next-generation ethanol yields using all available sugars.

"Also, our process technology results in a low-cost-per-litre, which is essential to the viable commercialization of next generation ethanol," Wortzman said.

Construction on the phase one of the demonstration plant is scheduled this year.