Tag: Denmark

Lego wants to go 100% renewable materials by 2030 but needs help

Lego wants to go 100% renewable materials by 2030 but needs help

September 4, 2018 |

In Denmark, the New York Times reports that LEGO is on the hunt for a sustainable material to replace the current petroleum-based acrylonitrile butadiene styrene it uses for its plastic bricks so it can go 100% green by 2030. The company is already using sugarcane ethanol-based plastic for some of its elements but it’s not […]

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DTU researcher combine pyrolysis with hydrogen-catalyst reaction to produce biofuels

DTU researcher combine pyrolysis with hydrogen-catalyst reaction to produce biofuels

March 29, 2018 |

In Denmark, researchers at DTU have combined the pyrolysis method and the catalyst reaction with hydrogen in a step called catalytic hydropyrolysis. It works by feeding a reactor with solid biomass, while the catalyst is in constant motion. Hydrogen is fed in to the base of the reactor, partially lifting the biomass so it can […]

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LEGO® to use Bonsucro certified bio-PET for its botanical elements

LEGO® to use Bonsucro certified bio-PET for its botanical elements

March 1, 2018 |

In Denmark, LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018. Production has started on a range of sustainable LEGO® elements made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. The new sustainable LEGO ‘botanical’ elements […]

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DTU researchers patent ethanol from whey and spins off company to commercialize it

DTU researchers patent ethanol from whey and spins off company to commercialize it

February 12, 2018 |

In Denmark, researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have developed a patented technology which uses lactic acid bacteria to efficiently convert lactose in the whey into ethanol. Ethanol is the type of alcohol that is found in spirits. The researchers have formed the company Alcowhey, which aims to help smaller dairies […]

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Novozymes unveils Innova Drive yeast platform for starch-based ethanol

Novozymes unveils Innova Drive yeast platform for starch-based ethanol

February 5, 2018 |

In Denmark, Novozymes revealed its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, while also introducing the first product, Innova Drive. A completely new yeast strain, the product can reduce fermentation time by up to two hours compared to current yeasts. The new yeast is also tougher, continuing to ferment in adverse conditions such as higher organic […]

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Novozymes bioenergy unit sees Q3 sales soar 16%

Novozymes bioenergy unit sees Q3 sales soar 16%

October 25, 2017 |

In Denmark, Novozymes’ bioenergy unit saw sales soar 16% during Q3, compared to 3% as predicted by analysts, as ethanol producers bet on the company’s enzymes boosting their own production thanks to increased buying power. But the CEO told Reuters that for Novozymes’ growth to continue new ethanol plants must be built and that isn’t […]

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Novozymes’ H1 bioenergy sales up 7% thanks to increased US ethanol production

Novozymes’ H1 bioenergy sales up 7% thanks to increased US ethanol production

August 16, 2017 |

In Denmark, Novozymes’ bioenergy sales rose 7% during the first half of the year to $206 million, in part thanks to increased conventional ethanol production in the US during the period that rose 4% on the year. The company expects ethanol production to fall during the second half of the year due to significant stocks, […]

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Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

March 14, 2017 |

In Denmark, researchers at the University of Copenhagen working with Bayer CropScience have removed toxins from mustard plants that could in turn make them prolific oil producers, even surpassing canola. Though mustard’s distinct taste, produced by toxins, is enjoyed by humans the toxins are hazardous to animals so the meal resulting from pressing for oil […]

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Novozymes releases advanced suite of biofuels enzymes

Novozymes releases advanced suite of biofuels enzymes

February 22, 2017 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announces the launch of the Spirizyme T Portfolio, an advanced suite of glucoamylase enzymes with trehalase and other yield enhancing activities that provide the most total sugar conversion in the industry. Trehalase is an enzyme that converts trehalose, a type of sugar that cannot be fermented to ethanol, to glucose, which is […]

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Denmark sets 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate for 2020

Denmark sets 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate for 2020

December 18, 2016 |

In Denmark, the national government has just decided on the 0,9% blending mandate for use of advanced biofuels made from waste materials, i.e. straw. The mandate is to be effective by 2020 and will be applied to the transportation sector of Denmark. “This is an ambitious and progressive decision taken today by the Danish government,” […]

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