Bio Fuels/Enzyme Technology Novozymes Taps American Biofuels Market With New Facility at Nebraska

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Enzymes specialist Novozymes want to participate in the US–biofuesl–boom: The company inaugurated an enzyme production in Blair, Nebraska. Creating 100 career positions and 400 construction jobs, the plant will specialize in making world-leading enzymes, a key technology component for both the existing and advanced biofuel markets.

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Research laboratory at Novozymes
Research laboratory at Novozymes
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Blair/Nebraska – “Advanced biofuels are taking off. With private investments like those demonstrated here, biofuel plants are opening around the world – and we're proud our Blair facility is prepared to supply enzymes to some of the first advanced biorefineries, as well as to the existing industry,” said Peder Holk Nielsen, Executive Vice President of Novozymes.

With the new US $ 200 million facility, the company plans to profit from the US biofuels boom: “The United States is the world’s largest biofuel market today, and many of the new advanced biofuel plants will be located in the U.S. Midwest, one of the main reasons we chose Nebraska for our new site,” Nielsen added. He sees the Blair facility as a critical part of Novozymes global production chain, adding to its existing plants in China, Brazil, Denmark and the United States.

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