Tag: Denmark

Hopper Dredger First to Sail 2,000 Hours on 100% Sustainable Marine Biofuel

Hopper Dredger First to Sail 2,000 Hours on 100% Sustainable Marine Biofuel

September 23, 2020 |

In Denmark, Jan De Nul Group recently announced that its trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, had completed 2,000 hours operation on 100% renewable, second-generation Biofuel Oil (BFO). The vessel is powered by 2 ×MAN 12V32/40 and 1 × MAN 7L32/40 main engines. Jan De Nul Group reports that this major milestone represents the […]

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Novozymes launches Fiberex corn fiber-to-ethanol platform

Novozymes launches Fiberex corn fiber-to-ethanol platform

September 17, 2020 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced the launch of Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn, providing producers with greater operational flexibility. The technology converts a low-value by-product into high-value, low-carbon fuel while also enabling […]

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Lego to invest another $400M to switch building blocks to biomaterials

Lego to invest another $400M to switch building blocks to biomaterials

September 15, 2020 |

In Denmark, Reuters reports that Lego plans to invest $400 million to find better feedstocks for its switch to bioplastics as part of its 2022 strategy to be carbon neutral. The company is looking to completely replace fossil fuels in its plastics by 2030. It already announced a $150 million investment in 2015 to convert […]

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Chr. Hansen doubles down on microbial and fermentation platforms

Chr. Hansen doubles down on microbial and fermentation platforms

August 31, 2020 |

In Denmark, food ingredients firm Chr. Hansen has announced a 2025 strategy that includes becoming a “differentiated bioscience leader” with a focus on its microbial and fermentation platforms. The company says megatrends such as a growing world population, demographic shifts, increasing health awareness and a strong climate change agenda support this strategy. “At Chr. Hansen, […]

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DTU researchers combine two technologies to get more biofuel from biomass

DTU researchers combine two technologies to get more biofuel from biomass

July 15, 2020 |

In Denmark, researchers have succeeded in combining two known technologies so that more biofuel can be produced from the same amount of biomass. In the project led by DTU, it is the combination of thermal gasification of biomass and electrolysis that is utilized for the production of biofuel. An electrolysis cell (solid oxide electrolysis cell, […]

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Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex chosen for Bakersfield refinery revamp

Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex chosen for Bakersfield refinery revamp

June 9, 2020 |

In Denmark, Global Clean Energy Holdings selected Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex for revamp of the Bakersfield, California refinery for renewable fuel production. Global Clean Energy’s retooled facility will produce 15,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel from proprietary camelina oil and other traditional biofuel feedstocks. Topsoe will deliver basic engineering, license, proprietary equipment and catalyst for […]

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Danish coalition to develop world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities

Danish coalition to develop world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities

May 27, 2020 |

In Denmark, Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed the first partnership of its kind to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with […]

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DTU researchers look at how isoprenoids in plants can be mitigated

DTU researchers look at how isoprenoids in plants can be mitigated

May 21, 2020 |

In Denmark, you cannot see them with the naked eye, but most plants emit volatile gases – isoprenoids – into the atmosphere when they breathe and grow. Some plants emit close to nothing; others emit kilograms annually. Isoprenoids contribute immensely to the amounts of hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere, where they can be converted into […]

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Danish researchers look at panda poo to find bacteria that break down cellulose

Danish researchers look at panda poo to find bacteria that break down cellulose

April 13, 2020 |

In Denmark, a team of researchers from the Department of Engineering and the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University aims to convert lignocellulosic biomass into sustainable bioethanol special enzymes and microorganisms that, for millions of years, have specialized in the breakdown of this particular material in the intestines of pandas and slugs, and in ants’ […]

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Danish researchers look to panda guts for cellulosic ethanol clues

Danish researchers look to panda guts for cellulosic ethanol clues

March 23, 2020 |

In Denmark, a new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas. By imitating natural biological degradation processes, a team of researchers from the Department of Engineering and the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University […]

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