Taurus Energy Joins MN Bio-Fuels Association

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Sweden-based Taurus Energy has become the latest member of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. The company, which also has operations in Minnesota, is a research and development business that develops yeasts for ethanol production, among other industries. “We are pleased to welcome Taurus Energy as our latest vendor member. Taurus Energy has made new forays into yeast technology and we look …

biofuels, enzymes, Ethanol

DuPont Launches OPTIMASH Biogas Enzyme

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new enzyme for the biogas industry to enable biomethane producers to improve biogas yields and process robustness – OPTIMASH AD-100. The company said the product should ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. DuPont says the enzyme has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters. The …

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#Ethanol Wins The Race Every Time

Joanna Schroeder

During the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen NASCAR XFINITY Series race that recently took place at the Iowa Speedway, Chuck Zimmerman had a moment to catch his breath and chat with Syngenta newbie Marcos Castro, the marketing manager for Enogen. Castro joined the team about two months ago and said his role is to promote the Enogen brand …

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#Ethanol Helps Consumers Save $$ at the Pump

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol’s exposure was ramped up at the Iowa Speedway during the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. One person who got media and NASCAR fans alike exited about the high-performance E15 racing fuel was Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors. His ethanol biorefinery broke some speed records of its own two years ago when they successfully launched the …

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.@Novozymes Joe Jump Developing Better DDGs

Joanna Schroeder

Joe Jump is an organic chemist who has been working for Novozymes for 15 years. However, for the last six years he has worked in Research & Development making new enzymes applications and yeast applications for biofuels. Jump presented a session during this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) that focused on applications for ethanol producers who are producing dried distillers …

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New Workshops, Tools @Novozymes Bioenergy University

Joanna Schroeder

A year ago during the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Novozymes officially launched its Bioenergy University. This year, Chuck Zimmerman was able to speak with Novozymes’ Rachel Burton to get the update on how the program is going. She said they are getting excellent feedback from their customers with hundreds of customers actively engaged with the tool and the training platform. In …

Audio, bioenergy, biofuels, Education, enzymes, Ethanol, FEW, Novozymes

.@Novozymes #FEW16 Message: Focus on Future

Joanna Schroeder

The Novozymes booth was a busy one during this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) in part because not only is the company continually innovating with new product platforms, but because they have launched several new services for customers to assist them with improving optimization and profitability. Current market conditions was a hot topic at FEW and Novozymes has been focused …

Audio, corn, enzymes, Ethanol, FEW, Novozymes

Jack Rogers @Novozymes Discusses #Ethanol Markets

Joanna Schroeder

Just what are the current market conditions affecting the ethanol industry today? To answer this question, Chuck Zimmerman needed to go no further than the Novozymes booth during this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop where he had a conversation with Jack Rogers about current industry challenges. Rogers is the global marketing manager in charge of Novozymes bioenzymes portfolio. He noted that …

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DuPont Launches SYNERXIA Fermentation System

Joanna Schroeder

Heading in to this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched the SYNERXIA® Fermentation System to assist ethanol producers improve their yields by up to 2 percent while at the same time lowering total sugar levels at drop by up to 25 percent. “We believe that the best technology delivers performance and is easy to use,” said …

biofuels, enzymes, Ethanol, FEW

Syngenta’s Enogen Tech Improves Corn to #Ethanol Output

Joanna Schroeder

The 10th annual Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16) took place in St. Louis this week and featured several corn technologies. One such advance is Enogen, developed by Syngenta. The product was designed to improve the conversion from starch to ethanol enabling facilities to produce more ethanol per bushel. Miloud Araba, head of technical services for Enogen, discussed the enzyme technology …

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