2016 FEW Agenda Announced

Joanna Schroeder

The agenda for the 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) has been announced. The event, taking place June 20-23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will feature more than 140 speakers speaking on topics in four tracks. FEW is the longest and largest running global ethanol event and more than 2,000 attendees are expected this year including ethanol producers, industry …

biofuels, biomass, Ethanol, FEW

Novozymes Increases Ethanol Plant Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

Novozymes sees a tremendous potential to increase performance at ethanol plants. Jack Rogers, biofuels global marketing manager for Novozymes highlighted several of these projects during the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. He said they have a number of products in the pipeline that target specific areas of the ethanol production process. One area of focus is in improving ethanol conversion yields. Rogers …

Audio, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Novozymes

New Solenis’ Antibiotic-free Ethanol Fermentation Aids

Joanna Schroeder

Solenis announced during the recent Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) the launch of a novel family of antibiotic-free fermentation aids to help ethanol producers improve efficiency of the ethanol production process. The aids also, said Solenis, will address consumer concerns about antibiotics in the food chain. While the ethanol produced from an ethanol production plant is not ingested, one byproduct is …

biofuels, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, FEW

Novozymes Tech Service Adds Profitability

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the themes that Novozymes wanted to drive home to ethanol producers at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop last week was that they deliver more than enzymes when they partner with plants. A big part of the Novozymes philosophy in helping ethanol plants is technical service. “We have a team of over 40 scientists deployed across the U.S. supporting the …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Novozymes

Novozymes Enzyme Solutions for Ethanol Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the last presentations at the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop featured some of the enzymatic solutions Novozymes North America offers to optimize fermentation and increase yields. Novozymes data scientist Nick Giffen discussed Novozymes throughput solutions such as Avantec and Olexa. “Avantec is our featured liquifaction solution,” said Giffen. “It provides a more well-prepared mash for fermentation.” Olexa® is specifically …

Audio, enzymes, Ethanol, FEW, Novozymes, Processing, Production

The Novozymes Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

This year, Novozymes announced a new corporate “Partnering for Impact” strategy and a new purpose statement which reads, “Together, we find biological answers for better lives in a growing world – Let’s rethink tomorrow.” “We try to make a difference in the world with the technologies that we provide,” said Anders Lund, Vice President of global marketing for Novozymes, who …

Audio, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Novozymes

Solenis Launches Scale Inhibitor at #FEW15

Cindy Zimmerman

Solenis introduced a new scale inhibitor for ethanol plant evaporators at the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) in Minneapolis last week. Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, launched the Polystabil™ AS4535 scale inhibitor specifically designed to help fuel ethanol producers control scale in their evaporators, improving heat transfer and reducing downtime while still meeting regulatory guidelines …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW

Novozymes Talks Fermentation at #FEW15

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the most well-attended breakout sessions at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop last week in Minneapolis explored “Best Practices for Yield Maximization.” Novozymes research associate Derek Payne focused on propagation and fermentation optimization and getting data from small scale fermentations to find out what works. “By doing the smaller scale first you can predict patterns you would see in larger …

Audio, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Novozymes, Production

Ethanol Industry Thoughts on Presidential Candidates

Cindy Zimmerman

Several new presidential hopefuls in both parties have officially declared their candidacies recently and more are planning to announce soon. During a press briefing at the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Bob Dinneen with the Renewable Fuels Association and Brooke Coleman with the Advanced Ethanol Council were asked how they think the candidates, declared and undeclared, rate when it comes to …

AEC, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, politics

Novozymes Ethanol Game Educates at #FEW15

Cindy Zimmerman

“Gamification” is the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications as engaging learning tools, particularly for the younger generation and Novozymes had a great example on display at the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop. The Ethanol Challenge game features characters like Alphie the alpha amylase, Glucador the glucoamylase, and a number of enzyme buddies who help them out throughout the …

Audio, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Novozymes, Production