International Sugar Journal

New enzymes from Novozymes increases ethanol yield [Registered]

Novozymes has launched two new enzymes which it claims could reduce the amount of residual sugars in ethanol production by up to 70%

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USA – Novozymes invests US$36 million in an ethanol plant in Nebraska [Registered]

Less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska, the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America. The company’s new US$36 million investment in the facility will increase the plant’s capacity.

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Leaf Resources partners with Novozymes to develop cellulosic sugars technology [Registered]

The biotech start-up Leaf Resources recently announced a collaboration with Novozymes, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ innovative a patented biomass pretreatment process called GLYCELL, which uses glycerine to economically produce cellulosic sugars

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Novozymes launches an enzyme to control foam during cane ethanol production [Registered]

The global biotech company Novozymes recently launched the Fermax enzyme protease that prevents foam development during sugarcane ethanol fermentation.
For an average size plant, trialling partners also experienced a cost reduction of up to 20% when using Fermax, as compared with use of chemicals, Novozymes reports.

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Novozymes acquires Organobalance GmbH to strengthen position in enzymes market [Registered]

Novozymes recently announced the acquisition of microbial research company Organobalance GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

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Novozymes new enzyme cuts urea use by 70% in ethanol production [Registered]

By switching from standard enzyme technology to Avantec Amp, a typical ethanol plant with a capacity of 110 million gallons can net US$2.5 million a year in additional profits – an important selling point in current market margins have been squeezed due to low oil prices recently.

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