Mascoma’s C5x product line is specifically developed for the fermentation of process streams rich in xylose and xylose oligomers.  These products combine our xylose fermenting technology with a proprietary enzyme cocktail that allows them to consume glucose as well as xylose and xylose oligomers without the need for added enzymes or acid hydrolysis.

Key technical features of the product include:

  • Proven ability to consume xylose at rates equivalent to glucose consumption
  • Ability to convert acetic acid to ethanol
  • Ability to hydrolysate xylose oligomers to xylose at over 90 percent conversion and close to 100 percent selectivity

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Performance of C5x on industrial hydrolysate stream