Tag: enzymes

Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

August 31, 2016 |

In Australia, enzymes, described as the ‘engine rooms’ of the natural world, can now work up to 16 times faster thanks to ‘paradigm shifting’ technology developed between Flinders and University of California Irvine. The latest breakthrough adds to a suite of clean technology being developed by Flinders University with its novel Vortex Fluidic Device, which enables […]

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Researchers look at enzymes from fungi that could improve biofuel production

Researchers look at enzymes from fungi that could improve biofuel production

August 30, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, soil fungi secrete a wide range of enzymes that play an important role in biofuel production and bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils and water. A recent study reveals different fungal species secrete a rich set of enzymes that share similar functions, despite species-specific differences in the amino acid sequences of these enzymes. The study […]

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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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Researchers discover how two bacterial enzymes work together to break lignin

Researchers discover how two bacterial enzymes work together to break lignin

January 7, 2016 |

In Texas, in a study that could point the way to biofuels processes of the future, scientists from Rice University, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Joint BioEnergy Institute at Emeryville, Calif., have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work as a team to break apart lignin. The original […]

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Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes report released

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes report released

December 13, 2015 |

BCC Research has released Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes, which forecasts a five-year compound annual growth rate of 10.4% from 2015-2020, leading to a global market size of $1 billion in the end year. The report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase, cellulose, xylanase, lipase and […]

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Report shows growing demand for biofuel enzymes through 2020

Report shows growing demand for biofuel enzymes through 2020

November 30, 2015 |

In California, a new report from Hexa Research says global biofuel enzymes are expected to witness significant growth through 2020 on account of increasing applications in corn based ethanol, lignocellulosic ethanol, biodiesel and others. Increasing environmental concerns and government guidelines to form legislations favoring blending of biofuel is a key factor expected to drive the […]

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New report looks at biofuel enzymes market through 2020

New report looks at biofuel enzymes market through 2020

November 17, 2015 |

In the UK, a new BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase, cellulose, xylanase, lipase and other enzymes such as protease, lysomax, FermaSure, etc. Forecasts provided through 2020. The objective of this BCC Research report is to investigate the characteristics of the global market for biofuel […]

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Amylases biofuels enzymes market seen strengthening but policy a barrier

Amylases biofuels enzymes market seen strengthening but policy a barrier

July 22, 2015 |

In New York state, increasing demand for renewable energy source is expected to drive the demand for amylases biofuel enzymes market within the forecast period. Additionally, rising cost of fossil fuels is anticipated to augment the demand for amylases biofuels enzymes market. However, the machinery required to farm the plants for producing biofuels emit high […]

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Swedish researchers discover how enzymes manage efficiency and selectivity

Swedish researchers discover how enzymes manage efficiency and selectivity

July 9, 2015 |

In Sweden, a research group at the Department of Chemistry has discovered a new aspect in enzymes that, in part, explains how enzymes manage their tasks with unmatched efficiency and selectivity. So-called high-energy states in enzymes are regarded as necessary for catalysing of chemical reactions. A high-energy level is a protein structure only occurring temporarily and […]

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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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