Tag: Denmark

DFDS investing up to $1.5 million in MASH Energy producing biofuel from nut waste

DFDS investing up to $1.5 million in MASH Energy producing biofuel from nut waste

April 25, 2019 |

In Denmark, DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, currently from the by-products of nut processing in Tanzania and India. The biofuel is CO2 neutral and can be used in ships. In addition, the residual product is an effective fertiliser and will also contribute to reduce […]

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Novozymes’ Q1 hit hard by Midwest flooding

Novozymes’ Q1 hit hard by Midwest flooding

April 24, 2019 |

In Denmark, Reuters reports that this winter’s heaving flooding in the US’s Midwest that knocked out significant ethanol production negatively impacted Novozymes’ Q1 bioenergy-based sales, losses which the company’s CEO doesn’t see as possible to recuperate later in the year. About 13% of the country’s total ethanol production capacity was impacted by the floods. Q1 […]

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EU project looks for sustainable way to produce fluorinated products via bacteria

EU project looks for sustainable way to produce fluorinated products via bacteria

January 10, 2019 |

In Denmark, a new EU-funded project, SinFonia, will come up with a more sustainable alternative to the current production of fluorinated products by engineering the robust bacterium Pseudomonas putida as a cell factory to make fluorinated polymers. The project aims at producing fluorinated compounds in bacteria with metabolic engineering, circumventing the chemical reactions. Using the […]

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Lego says it wants bio but not biodegradable plastics

Lego says it wants bio but not biodegradable plastics

December 10, 2018 |

In Denmark, ICIS reports that Lego has chosen to focus on the sourcing side of bioplastics rather than the degradability properties some bioplastics offer because of concerns that biodegradable plastics could jeopardize child safety. The company undertook an internal assessment of its carbon footprint and found that most of the impact was upstream in its […]

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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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