Tag: Novozymes

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

September 8, 2014 |

In Florida, The Digest is reporting voting from the earliest precincts in the Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 ballots. These votes are based entirely to date on subscriber voting. Photo Votes are now being tallied, and the voting by the invited International Board of Selectors will begin later this month. With early precincts […]

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Novozymes: “Oil companies are the only interface to consumers” for advanced biofuels.

Novozymes: “Oil companies are the only interface to consumers” for advanced biofuels.

September 3, 2014 |

In Denmark, Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen said that the issue facing the advancement of next-generation biofuels is “access to consumers and you see that clearly in the U.S.,” and told Bllomberg that “Oil companies don’t promote this technology and they are the only interface to the consumers as they control gas stations.” Neilsen added […]

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Novozymes sales up, growth down as expected for Q2

Novozymes sales up, growth down as expected for Q2

August 17, 2014 |

In Denmark, Novozymes has announced its results for the first half of FY 2014. Sales grew by 8% organically, but sales growth slowed as expected after a strong first quarter. “It’s been a good first half for Novozymes”, says Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen. “Sales growth was in line with expectations and earnings were strong. […]

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Novozymes enzymes confirm 6% production edge

Novozymes enzymes confirm 6% production edge

August 11, 2014 |

In Nebraska, Novozymes’ enzymes will allow ethanol producers to unlock more energy from each corn kernel, producing 5% more fuel while using 8% less energy. Said Delayne Johnson, chief executive of Iowa ethanol producer Quad Corn Processors, the company now gets 6 percent more ethanol per corn bushel, and that the star engineer in charge […]

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Blue Sun, Vieselfuel utilize new lipase from Novozymes

Blue Sun, Vieselfuel utilize new lipase from Novozymes

July 14, 2014 |

In Missouri and Florida, a new lipase will make it possible to produce biodiesel from oils of widely varying quality regardless of their free fatty acid content. Both Blue Sun Biodiesel and Vieselfuel have announced the full-scale production of biodiesel-based on lipase as a catalyst, with Novozymes providing the enzymes. It has already been used […]

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Novozymes sees China building second-gen plant in next two years

Novozymes sees China building second-gen plant in next two years

July 7, 2014 |

In China, Novozymes expects a commercial-scale second-generation plant to be online within the next two years, with between 50,000 and 100,000 tons of capacity, with several more plants online in five years. The company expects 1 million tons of second-generation production to be online in the next five years, with China contributing a large part […]

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The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

July 1, 2014 |

As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, and a focus on feedstock. In California, NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath, Novozymes North American president Adam Monroe, POET VP Doug Berven, and Abengoa Bioebnergy EVP […]

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The rise of the neodiesel companies

The rise of the neodiesel companies

May 22, 2014 |

Biodiesel? Renewable diesel? Enzymatic biodiesel? Renewable jet fuel? Or, more to the point, a combination of some or all? Here comes Neo – the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner alternatives to a powerhouse fuel. They have all the performance, half the carbon, and a range of no-food feedstocks to choose from. In covering the redefinition of the US […]

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No Shortcuts to the Top: A Digest Special Report on Scale-up in Industrial Biotechnology

No Shortcuts to the Top: A Digest Special Report on Scale-up in Industrial Biotechnology

May 20, 2014 |

Like climbing major summits in the Himalayas, it’s tougher than it looks, and it looks purity darn tough. Scale-up in industrial biotechnology, that is — not for the faint-hearted. How do the masters of scale-up get it done? For starters, with “no shortcuts to the top”. Veteran Everest mountaineer Ed Viesturs probably said it best when he […]

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Novozymes bioenergy sales increase 34% as Q1 results rock

Novozymes bioenergy sales increase 34% as Q1 results rock

April 27, 2014 |

In Denmark, Novozymes’ sales to the bioenergy industry increased by 34% as Q1 sales were some of the company’s strongest. The company has beren having success with its cocktail of three enzymes: Avantec, Spirizyme Achieve and Olexa, which enable producers to squeeze up to 5% more ethanol out of corn while saving on energy and […]

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