Bio Fuels/Enzyme Technology

Paving the Way For Advanced Bio Fuels

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The World's Largest Bio Fuels Plant

“With Cellic CTec3 Novozymes again demonstrates its unique ability to deliver timely innovation, which we are using to build the world’s largest advanced biofuel plant. We’re confident that we will continue to realize process improvements together far into the future,” says Guido Ghisolfi, Vice President of M&G Group, which is scheduled to open a facility in Crescentino, Italy, producing 13 million gallons of ethanol per year from wheat straw, energy crops, and other locally available feedstocks.

Municipal Waste Can Be Turned Into Value

“Novozymes helped us show the world that it really is possible to turn municipal solid waste into valuable biofuel. Novozymes is a partner that truly believes there are no limits to innovation,” says Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO of Fiberight. Fiberight will open a small-scale plant in Lawrenceville, Virginia, this year, and a plant producing 6 million gallons per year in Blairstown, Iowa, in 2013. Both plants will convert municipal solid waste into biofuel.

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Effective Enzymes For Bio Fuel Conversion

Advanced bio fuels are produced from cellulose in biomass such as wheat straw, corn stalks, household waste, or energy crops such as switchgrass. The biomass is first broken down into a pulp. Enzymes are then added, turning the pulp into sugar that can be fermented into fuels, feed, and chemicals.

Highly effective, it takes only 50 kg of Cellic CTec3 to make 1 ton of ethanol from biomass. By comparison, it requires at least 250 kg of older enzyme products to make the same amount of ethanol, Novozyme states.