.@Novozymes Fanø Excited about Bioenergy University

Joanna Schroeder

Earlier this year, Tina Sejersgård Fanø assumed the role of executive vice president for Novozymes Agricultural and Bioenergy division. Part of this division, she said, is their biofuel business and that biofuels are a big and very interesting business for them. This is Fanø’s first time at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) and Chuck Zimmerman was able to speak with …

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Awards Kick off the #FEW16

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening general session of the 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop produced by BBI International kicked off with two key awards. First up was the High Octane Award presented to Tom Buis, Growth Energy, by Mike and Tom Bryan. The High Octane Award acknowledges a person who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years. This award, established …

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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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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