Biomass Resources Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets: BMSS) announced today it has achieved initial success at extracting Ethanol from pineapple fruit and pineapple plant waste.
“Today’s test results are tremendously significant by demonstrating that we can successfully extract Ethanol from plant waste,” said Dr. Arnold Ramirez, Chief Scientist of Biomass. “Current Ethanol processes from products such as sugar cane and corn require the producer to select either food or Ethanol as the end product,” Ramirez explains. “By using the unique Biomass Resources method of processing the plant waste we are not required to make a ‘food or fuel’ decision which provides a ‘win-win’ situation.”
Biomass Resources Corporation has established unique methods of processing both the ingestible produce (fruit/vegetable) and the plant waste product to mine valuable by-product extractions.
Initially, the company is focusing on the pineapple industry for its production and has established a 5,000 sq. ft. R&D and production facility outside of Cali, Columbia in the heart of the pineapple industry.
The company’s unique pineapple separation technology is producing several valuable by-products such as:
Cellulose and Hemi-Cellulose – Ethanol – this by-product is the key component of ethanol. Recent and future fossil fuel limitations have brought the production of ethanol from agriculture sources to the forefront. Biomass Resources has the unique ability to create ethanol from the plant waste as well as the plant fruit (in the case of pineapples).
Bromelain – This by-product is comprised of a group of enzymes found in pineapple juice and in the stem of pineapple plants. Bromelain has been found to have various nutraceutical benefits.
Xylitol- This is a natural by-product from pineapple that is used as a sugar substitute. Xylitol is a non-toxic and safe to take (unlike many other alternative sweeteners).
Lignin – Lignin is derived from pineapple plants and is nontoxic and extremely versatile. Physical and chemical properties differ depending on the extraction technology and can produce such outputs as, cleaning compounds, animal feed pellets, dyes, pigments and more.
Protein Laden Plant waste – This by-product, when added to a secondary plant supplement known as Trichanthera Gigantean, produces a beneficial dietary supplement.
About Biomass Resources Corporation
Biomass Resources Corporation is a publicly traded growth-stage biotechnology Company developing products via its unique and proprietary technologies.
Source: Business Wire May 08, 2006.