Tag: Denmark

Danish researchers make breakthrough on LPMO enzymes for cellulose tranformation

Danish researchers make breakthrough on LPMO enzymes for cellulose tranformation

March 14, 2016 |

In Denmark, one family of enzymes, lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), ease the transformation of cellulose. Chemists at the University of Copenhagen have now taken a leap ahead in understanding how LPMOs work by showing how these enzymes bind to cellulose. This can be incredibly important for, among other things, the development and production of sustainable […]

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BioAg alliance expects to launch microbial products in US in 2017

BioAg alliance expects to launch microbial products in US in 2017

January 18, 2016 |

In Denmark, the BioAg Alliance, Novozymes’ and Monsanto’s collaboration to improve crop harvests through naturally-occurring microbes, recently announced results from its 2015 field trial program. Those results included a corn inoculant product, which increased yields by an average of 4 bushels per acre in U.S. field tests. The product is based on a fungus found […]

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Danish researchers look to make hydrogen fuel cells bio

Danish researchers look to make hydrogen fuel cells bio

October 28, 2015 |

In Denmark, researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have embarked upon research looking at biomaterials for use in hydrogen fuel cells to replace toxic materials such as platinum. Developing a 100% organic biocatalyst for a fuel cell is the goal of the Danish Council for Independent Research-funded project. By mixing enzymes with graphene […]

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Novozymes launches new enzyme to boost corn ethanol production

Novozymes launches new enzyme to boost corn ethanol production

October 27, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced the launch of Avantec Amp, an advanced enzyme product that improves yield and throughput in corn ethanol production, while increasing corn oil extraction and significantly reducing the need for several harsh chemicals used in ethanol production. By switching from standard enzyme technology to Avantec Amp, a typical ethanol plant with a […]

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Novozymes releases new alpha-amylase effective at low pH

Novozymes releases new alpha-amylase effective at low pH

September 22, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced the launch of a new enzyme for ethanol producers who want to reduce their use of chemicals without sacrificing yield. Liquozyme LpH is an alpha-amylase effective at low pH that thins the mash by breaking down starch into shorter dextrin chains. A more fluid mash ensures more efficient operational performance for ethanol […]

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Denmark and SE4ALL team up for high level event on energy SDG

Denmark and SE4ALL team up for high level event on energy SDG

September 14, 2015 |

In New York, the Government of Denmark and the Secretary General of Sustainable Energy for All are hosting a high level event on the sidelines of the UN Summit where the Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted to look at Goal 7: The role of partnerships in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern […]

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Novozymes CEO says leaders must make strong demands for carbon transition at COP21

Novozymes CEO says leaders must make strong demands for carbon transition at COP21

September 8, 2015 |

In Denmark, in an interview with Clean Technica, the CEO of Novozymes has called on global leaders to be bold at the COP21 in Paris and agree to “firm and aggressive numbers” for reducing climate changing GHG emissions with an eye to increased use of biofuels, both conventional and biomass-based advanced biofuels. With the clear […]

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Novozymes updates free Enzymatic Biodiesel Handbook

Novozymes updates free Enzymatic Biodiesel Handbook

May 26, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes recently updated their Enzymatic Biodiesel Handbook. Written from the perspective of operators and production engineers, this handbook explains the most important technical and practical considerations to be taken into account when evaluating, analyzing and operating an enzymatic biodiesel process. Best of all, it’s free to download.

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Danish researchers modifying bacteria to produce biofuels from CO2

Danish researchers modifying bacteria to produce biofuels from CO2

May 25, 2015 |

In Denmark, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark are developing a bacteria that can eat surplus electricity produced from solar and wind or other renewable energy sources to convert CO2 into biomaterials and biofuels. Currently the bacteria can only turn CO2 into methane and acetate but the researchers believe with some small genetic mutations […]

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St1 Biofuels to user Novozymes enzymes at first sawmill ethanol plant

St1 Biofuels to user Novozymes enzymes at first sawmill ethanol plant

May 5, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to a new biorefinery that will be built by St1 Biofuels in Kajaani, Finland. The facility will be co-located at a sawmill site, and will be the first facility in the world to use sawdust from softwood as feedstock to produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial […]

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