MILWAUKEE, WI and LEBANON, NH — June 5, 2012 – Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, a
global provider of fermentation ingredients to the fuel ethanol industry, and Mascoma
Corporation, a renewable fuels company, today announced that the Mascoma Grain Technology,
or MGT™, yeast product will be marketed under the commercial name TransFerm™for use by the fuel ethanol industry.
TransFerm™, which is the first commercial application of Mascoma’s proprietary consolidated
bioprocessing (CBP) technology platform, is a bioengineered drop-in substitute for conventional
fermenting yeast that lowers costs for corn ethanol producers by alleviating the need to purchase
a significant amount of the expensive enzymes currently used in corn ethanol production.
TransFerm™, which is currently commercially available, is manufactured and distributed by
Lallemand and jointly marketed and sold by Mascoma and Lallemand through an exclusive
partnership. TransFerm™has been used in the production of over an estimated 50 million
gallons of ethanol in both commercial use and commercial-scale trials by nine corn ethanol
“The ability of TransFerm™to enhance ethanol production, combined with the complementary
capabilities of our two companies, positions us for a successful commercial launch of this
product,” stated Bill Nankervis, President of Lallemand’s Specialty Division.
“We are well positioned to continue the successful commercialization of TransFerm™
and transform enzyme delivery in first generation ethanol,” stated Bill Brady, President and CEO of
Mascoma. “The commercial agreements we have in place with ethanol producers, as well as the
commercial-scale trials already underway provide us with a strong foundation from which to
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spiritsand Mascoma representatives will be available to answer
questions about this new yeast product at Booth #623 of the 2012 International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop in Minneapolis, MN. In addition, representatives from both companies will be
conducting an informational seminar in Room 205, Level 2 of the Minneapolis Convention Center
on June 5th at 10:30 am. For additional information on TransFerm™, see the Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spiritsweb site, www.ethanoltech.com for more details.
About Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits(LET) is a business unit of the Canadian yeast and bacteria
producer Lallemand, Inc. Based in Milwaukee, WI, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spiritsis the leading
supplier of fermentation ingredients and value creating services to the global fuel ethanol and
distilled beverage alcohol markets. For more information on LET, please visit
Mascoma Corporation is a renewable fuels company that has developed innovative technology
for the low-cost conversion of abundant biomass. Using its proprietary consolidated
bioprocessing, or CBP, technology platform, Mascoma has developed bioengineered yeasts and
other microorganisms to reduce costs and improve yields in the production of renewable fuels
and chemicals. Mascoma’s first commercial application of its CBP technology is its Mascoma
Grain Technology, or MGT™, yeast product, which is a drop-in substitute for existing yeasts
designed to improve the economics of corn-based ethanol production. Mascoma is pursuing
other commercial applications of its CBP technology and is working with collaborators to develop
and construct commercial scale facilities to convert hardwood pulpwood to cellulosic ethanol.
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