Tag: Novozymes

Novozymes cuts full-year sales forecast, but says profits remain on target: “Need to increase growth” says CEO

Novozymes cuts full-year sales forecast, but says profits remain on target: “Need to increase growth” says CEO

August 9, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced that sales grew by 5% organically and by 15% in DKK compared with 1H 2014. EBIT grew by 12%, and the EBIT margin was 27.2%. Adjusting for the one-time impact from The BioAg Alliance in Q1 2014, EBIT grew by ~20%, and the EBIT margin expanded by ~1 percentage point compared […]

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How political pressure is building to combat urban air pollution – and creating an opportunity for cellulosic ethanol

How political pressure is building to combat urban air pollution – and creating an opportunity for cellulosic ethanol

June 17, 2015 |

The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion, on how the emotional issue of city smog is creating an opening for cellulosic ethanol, even with currently low oil prices. Q: Sebastian, how do you see political pressures shifting, and why is it important? S: There are an impressive number of developments happening this […]

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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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Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity launches

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity launches

May 20, 2015 |

Novozymes, Bloomberg, KLM, Boeing, RSB, Carbon War Room, FAO, UN Foundartion, PANGEA, NEPAD, ICAO, Sky NRG, and the Inter-American Development Bank aim to “facilitate the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions…and doubling the use of renewable energy.” Seven projects underway in Bioenergy and Food Security, Sustainable Aviation, Policy Tools, Sustainability Certification and Sustainable Bioenergy […]

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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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Novozymes Q1 2015 results hit expectations; 2015 outlook adjusted for currency flux

Novozymes Q1 2015 results hit expectations; 2015 outlook adjusted for currency flux

April 26, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced its Q1 2015 sales growth of 8% organically and by 18% in DKK compared with Q1 2014. EBIT grew by 6%, and the EBIT margin was 27.4%. Adjusting for the one-time impact from The BioAg Alliance in Q1 2014, EBIT grew by ~20%, and the EBIT margin expanded by ~1 percentage […]

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Thought Leadership: What cellulosic can learn from solar and other clean-tech industries?

Thought Leadership: What cellulosic can learn from solar and other clean-tech industries?

March 1, 2015 |

Thought Leadership: The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion on the cellulosic ethanol industry. Sebastian, you are fond of saying that the cellulosic ethanol production is a technology that is evolving beyond market hype to commercialization. Why? If you look at charts of installed capacity since the 1990s for a variety of clean-tech […]

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Thought Leadership: The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion

Thought Leadership: The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion

February 3, 2015 |

Tell us about your role at Novozymes. I’m responsible for Novozymes’ biomass activities on the commercial side; I’ve been doing this for close to three years. My background is as an economist and investment banker. Novozymes began its efforts in this area in 2001 with more than 100 scientists and a lot of public affairs […]

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Novozymes and Beta Renewables to build 75 million liter plant in India

Novozymes and Beta Renewables to build 75 million liter plant in India

January 29, 2015 |

In India, Novozymes and Beta Renewables are working to establish a 75 million liter per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Punjab using 3 million metric tons of paddy straw as feedstock. The $153.7 million plant could lead the way for $1 billion in investment of five other plants in the state if successful.

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Novozymes’ CEO not worried about oil until it’s at $40 long term

Novozymes’ CEO not worried about oil until it’s at $40 long term

January 20, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes’ CEO says $40 oil over the long term could wane interest in second generation ethanol but above that, lower ethanol prices will just weigh down the cost of feedstock which can only make cellulosic ethanol more attractive. He expects oil to reach back up to $80 a barrel. He also said that […]

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