Mascoma Corporation

Mascoma Corporation is leading in the development of bio and process technology for cost-effective production of cellulosic ethanol, an inexpensive source of renewable energy.


Location: 
Lebanon, NH
Type: 
VC-Funded Company
Category: 
Biofuels
Website: 
http://www.mascoma.com/

Mascoma Corporation is an innovative biofuels company committed to developing environmentally sustainable, low cost, low carbon biofuels from cellulosic biomass. The company’s Consolidated Bioprocessing method converts non-food biomass feedstocks into cellulosic ethanol through the use of a patented process that eliminates the need for costly enzymes and additives. The company’s corporate office and R&D laboratories are based in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Mascoma is producing cellulosic ethanol on a demonstration scale at its facility in Rome, New York. Its affiliate, Frontier Renewable Resources, is developing a commercial scale production facility in Kinross, Michigan. Mascoma acquired SunOpta Bioprocess Inc. on September 1, 2010 (now Mascoma Canada). This acquisition brings together the leading fiber preparation and pretreatment technologies of SBI and the world-leading consolidated bioprocess technology of Mascoma, to create a company with comprehensive capabilities for converting non-food cellulose into ethanol and high value co-products.

Mascoma has received venture capital from Kleiner-Perkins, Khosla Ventures, VantagePoint, General Catalyst and Flagship Ventures.

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