ExxonMobil signs biofuels pact

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in bioenergy |
ExxonMobil signs biofuels pact

Energy giant ExxonMobil is working with an American university to speed up the process of producing biofuels.

It confirmed this week a two-year renewal of its partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). The pair announced they are collaborating to develop the most efficient methods for ‘converting biomass into transportation fuels’.

Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development for ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company, said:

“The renewal of our agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison will continue ExxonMobil’s work with top universities and scientists to discover and advance next-generation energy solutions. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the university as we enhance our scientific understanding of advanced biofuels and explore potential new technologies.”

The university is a recognised leader in research relating to ‘biomass conversion’ and UW-Madison Professor of chemical and biological engineering, George Huber, is working alongside scientists from ExxonMobil on the project.