Volvo’s vehicles will be fueled by second generation bioethanol at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Denmark in December. IAssisted by Partnership for Biofuels, Inbicon, a DONG Energy subsidiary, Novozymes and Danisco will help supply the straw based E85.
“As host nation, Denmark makes an effort to secure a green and climate friendly Conference in December. It also wants to showcase to the conference delegates some of the new technologies that could contribute to solving the climate challenge. Second generation bioethanol, ethanol made from waste and residues, is one example on such a new technology,” said Svend Olling, Head of Department in the Foreign Secretary.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is therefore happy that it in co-operation with the Partnership for Biofuels it has succeeded in reserving some of the first liters of second generation bioethanol produced in Denmark for the transportation of important guests within Copenhagen during the conference.”
Inbicon has been developing its technology at pilot plants in Denmark since 2003, and is constructing a demonstration model of its Inbicon Biomass Refinery in Kalundborg. The plant will convert wheat straw into ethanol and other green products. The facility will open in December 2009 in time for the Copenhagen climate summit.
Inbicon is also working with existing grain-based ethanol plants in the U.S. to add a 20 million gallon per year biomass stream from corn stover or wheat straw that can offset fossil fuel use 100 percent in the entire operation.