Fast-Eating Enzymes Lunch on Cellulose

Joanna Schroeder

A microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 may be a key to more efficient cellulosic biofuel production. The microoorganism can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase enzyme on the market according to researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The researches …

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Cellic Ctec Enzyme Featured in Cellulosic Plant

Joanna Schroeder

It was only a few weeks ago that one of the largest, if not the largest commercial scale advanced biofuel facility in the world using enzymatic technology marked the official opening in Crescentino, Italy. The project partners included global companies Beta Renewables and Novozymes. The biorefinery features Novozymes Cellic® CTec enzymes, a technology developed and refined specifically for the cellulosic …

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Avantec Bringing Ethanol Producers Results

Joanna Schroeder

According to Niels Miles Frandsen, Marketing Director, Biofuel, with global biocompany Novozymes, their company’s enzyme Avantec is now used to produce over 20 percent of the U.S. corn ethanol after only being on the market for just over one year. He said that both Avantec, that was released in October of 2012 and Spirazyme Achieve that was released in June of …

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