Novozymes Launches New Yeast Technology

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Novozymes has just launched its next yeast technology, Innova Lift, for the starch-based ethanol industry. The product follows the launch earlier this year of the yeast platform, Innova, and the first product, Drive. Brian Brazeau, Novozymes’ Vice President for Biofuels Commercial says Lift targets ethanol plants with long fermentation times, “delivering greater tolerance to common stressors such as high temperature …

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Novozymes Sees 14% Increase in Bioenergy Segment

Cindy Zimmerman

So far this year, organic sales for Novozymes are up four percent with the bioenergy segment of the company leading the way, up 14 percent, according to the company’s second quarter financial report. “Enzyme sales for conventional biofuels continue to benefit from our broad technology base and innovative product portfolio,” said Tina Sejersgård Fanø, Executive Vice President, Agriculture & Bioenergy. …

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Novozymes Adds Yeast to Bioenergy Business

Cindy Zimmerman

Novozymes has introduced a new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol with its first product, Innova Drive. According to the company, this new yeast strain can reduce fermentation time by up to two hours compared to current yeasts. “The first product from our yeast platform, Innova Drive is a completely new ride for the ethanol industry. It puts plant operators in …

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Novozymes Brings Advanced Enzymes to European Ethanol Market

Cindy Zimmerman

Novozymes has launched Spirizyme® 2.0 T and Spirizyme Ultra T glucoamylase enzymes with trehalase for the European ethanol market. The products, which are part of the Spirizyme T Portfolio to deliver increased yield and sugar conversion, were introduced earlier this year for the U.S. market. Trehalose, a type of sugar that is normally left unfermented in a standard ethanol plant, …

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Cellulosic and Retail Companies Lobby for E15 Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

Cellulosic biofuel and retail fuel companies have joined the effort to urge the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass legislation that would extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) and allow sales of higher blends year-round across the nation. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act was introduced by …

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Novozymes Expanding Nebraska Facility

Cindy Zimmerman

On Tuesday, Novozymes announced a new $36 million investment at its Blair, Nebraska manufacturing facility, which produces enzymes for renewable fuels. “Nebraska’s biofuels industry has been a focus for my administration on trade missions because of the international investment we’ve seen here in Nebraska,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. In 2015, Governor Ricketts visited Novozymes’ headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark to …

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Novozymes Helps #Ethanol Producers Listen to Data

Cindy Zimmerman

Listening to your ethanol plant can save you money, according to Novozymes technical service manager Laurie Duval, who presented a NEC Tech Connect session at the National Ethanol Conference last week. “Basically ethanol plants are huge machines that are producing tons of data every day,” said Duval. “The opportunity in the ethanol industry is around making better use of that …

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New Enzyme From Novozymes Can Boost Ethanol Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

Novozymes is launching a new line of advanced enzymes to increase ethanol yields by converting sugar that would otherwise be wasted. The Spirizyme® T Portfolio is an advanced suite of glucoamylase enzymes with trehalase and other yield enhancing activities for increased sugar conversion in the industry. Trehalase is an enzyme that converts trehalose, a type of sugar that cannot be …

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China Supreme Court Rules for Novozymes

Cindy Zimmerman

In a landmark biotechnology ruling, the Supreme People’s Court of China has ruled in favor of Novozymes, upholding the company’s patent on enzymes for production of fuel ethanol and beverage alcohol. The patent dispute began in 2011, when Novozymes found evidence that Shandong Longda Bio-Products Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Boli Bioproducts Co., Ltd. were producing and selling a proprietary Novozymes …

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Novozymes Debuts Biological Foam Control for Sugarcane #Ethanol

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Novozymes has launched the first ever biological foam control for sugcarcane ethanol called Fermax™. The enzyme protease replaces chemicals in the sugarcane ethanol production and prevents foam development during the fermentation process. According to Novozymes, ethanol plants that trialed Fermax experienced improved control as well as a cost reduction of up to 20 percent as compared to using chemicals. “This …

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