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New Willow Harvester In Action
February 17, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(NewBIO) Something new happened in the bioenergy willow world this week in Pennsylvania.  A new type of willow energy crop harvester got its first run on a willow crop in Pennsylvania.  The machine, a 2 row …

Novozymes Cuts Jobs, Says U.S. Policy, Monsanto Deal Pose Risks
January 20, 2017 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Teis Jensen (Reuters)  To cut 198 jobs, invest more in emerging markets; Says could take time to return to past growth rates;  Bayer takeover of Monsanto, US energy policy pose risks;  Q4 earnings beat expectations, …

Denmark Leads Europe by Giving Green Light to 0.9% Advanced Biofuels Blending Target
December 19, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Denmark has agreed plans to implement a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation.  This news will provide a boost to second-generation biofuels. For example, biofuels …

Leaf Resources and Novozymes Launch Biomass-to-Sugars Collaboration
December 7, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(Leaf Resources)  Leaf Resources’ patented biomass pretreatment process- GLYCELL – is an innovative, high-yield route to clean, economical cellulosic sugars —  Leaf Resources today announced a collaboration with Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial …

Renewable Diesel Powers Hamburg Airport’s Heavy-Duty Ground fleet
November 25, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Neste Corp. announced that Hamburg airport in Germany has started using its renewable diesel to reduce the airport’s reliance on fossil fuels and significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
Renewable diesel will power heavy-duty …

Suds-Be-Gone: Novozymes Launches World-First Biological Foam Control for Sugarcane Ethanol
November 9, 2016 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Denmark, Novozymes launched Fermax, an enzyme protease that prevents foam development during the sugarcane ethanol fermentation process, while delivering improved control and replacing chemicals. In trials, partners also experienced …

Maersk, Cargill and 49 Others from Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective
October 20, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Hellenic Shipping News/Danish Shipowners’ Association)  The Danish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Maersk, Scandlines, J. Lauritzen, Unifeeder, and 45 other businesses and organisations across the shipping and marine industry are calling for the International …

Danish Bioethanol Project Halted Due to Lack of Political Support and Financing Issues
October 13, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas, have come to a halt as a result of lack of political support and financing …

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report
October 6, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information …

The Significance of Seaweed
September 19, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

(R&D Magazine)  Our understanding of the global carbon cycle has been reshaped by KAUST researchers who have helped to reveal a major role for the abundance of seaweed growing around the world’s coasts.

Some years ago, …

New Renewable Energy Research Centre Opens in Denmark
August 16, 2016 – 9:16 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new renewable energy research centre, called VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals, has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The new centre at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be headed …

Novozymes on Novozymes: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes’ Q2 results
August 11, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Denmark, Novozymes reported its Q2 earnings and updated its outlook for the rest of 2016. Headlines?  Sales grew by 3% organically in the first half, EBIT was on par, …

Report Features Data on EU Pellet, Biogas Markets
August 2, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas.

Regarding …

Strong Demand for Bioethanol from Emerging Markets to Beef up Enzyme Sector, Study Finds
July 7, 2016 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The global enzymes market is expected to reach $17.5bn by 2024 helped by strong demand for bioethanol in emerging economies, according to a new study by Grand View Research.

Growing demand for enzymes in food …

Three Years in Prison for Former Director of FF Skagen
July 6, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Egon Kjøller (NORDJYSKE.dk)  Fraud fish oil. There was added biodiesel designated as unsuitable as feed and food. The judgment appealed the acquittal  —  Morten Broberg was accused of having produced and sold 172,500 tonnes …

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There
June 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks.

The finding could help tackle climate change, especially in countries such as India …

Denmark Announces Plans for New Advanced Biofuels’ Transportation Target
May 16, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Denmark has announced plans to set a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation as part of its aim to promote “green power”.

The announcement was made by the Danish …

A Wiser Way to Handle Waste
May 4, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Near Manchester, United Kingdom, Dong Energy is constructing the first biogas plant using its REnescience technology that treats unsorted household waste with enzymes.

Early this year, construction began on a unique …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Spiritwood
April 12, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Jamestown Sun) Plans for a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park are underway, according to Thomas Corle, founding partner of New Energy Investors, a Pennsylvania …

Biotech Breakthrough: Reverse Photosynthesis Could Be the Energy Source of Future
April 5, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(I4U News)  Danish researchers discover a process called reverse photosynthesis that can make chemicals and biofuels. The discovery has a potential to revolutionize industrial production  —  Photosynthesis, as most of us know, is a process …

Chemical Snapshot Unveils Path to Greener Biofuel
March 11, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(University of Copenhagen)  Vehicle fuels made of plant waste are sustainable and climate friendly. Unfortunately the energy in stems, bark and twigs is locked up in cellulose, which is tough to crack open by the …

Bio Plant for Handling Household Waste to Be Built in UK
February 26, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(DONG Energy/Biomass Magazine)  A world first bio plant for handling unsorted household waste will be built in Northwich, Cheshire by DONG Energy.

It will be the first bio plant in the world to handle unsorted household …

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae
February 8, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots of potential for the industry to expand. But why? And do Venture Capitalists agree?

Microalgae have already …

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Industrial Symbiosis
February 8, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Around the world today, we have some examples of integrated industrial systems — where communities reduce waste and consumption through a connected overall design that delivers the wastes from one …

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment
November 30, 2015 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to …

Financing Aviation Biofuels, Creatively: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to SkyNRG and the Fly Green Fund
November 19, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 carriers across 5 continents in the world. SkyNRG’s sustainable jet fuel can offer CO2 emission reductions …

New Biofuel Cells Will Retire Toxic Metals
October 29, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Berit Viuf (ScienceNordic)  Natural enzymes can replace the expensive and toxic precious metals used in fuel cells.  —  … Fuel cells are environmentally friendly to use, but their manufacture involves the use of precious metals, like …

Kyle Nixon: EPA Biofuels Rule Could Hurt Economy
October 28, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kyle Nixon (Novozymes/Omaha.com)  Opinion:  Instead of sending money to overseas oil producers, the biofuels sector has provided financial stability for rural farming communities right here at home.

At the end of November the Environmental Protection …

Stems, Sticks Seen Driving Biofuel’s Next Expansion After 2020
September 29, 2015 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The next generation of biofuels that don’t use food crops as a raw material are starting to take hold, with a big expansion of the industry coming after 2020, …

NEPCon Earns First Sustainable Biomass Partnership Approval
September 15, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine)  The Sustainable Biomass Partnership announced today that they have approved NEPCon’s application to become an SBP certification body, the SBP’s first full approval. NEPCon, a Danish non-profit, conducts certification audits …

World’s Largest Producer Of Industrial Enzymes Comes Out Swinging For Biofuel (CT Exclusive Interview)
September 9, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica)  The global biotech firm Novozymes has been sailing under the CleanTechnica radar, but we did take note earlier this year when Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen had some pithy things …

OK Begins Distribution of New Emmelev Rapeseed Biodiesel
July 31, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Danish fuel, oil, and energy company OK has introduced a new sustainable biodiesel into its petrol stations.  The new biodiesel is produced from the residue left over in the production of first …

Nebraska Governor Talks Biofuels in Europe
June 18, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is on an agricultural trade mission trip to the European Union with stops in Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The trade mission, being coordinated jointly by the Nebraska Departments of …

Ricketts: Danish Company’s Interest in Nebraska Expansion Cooled after EPA’s Ethanol Proposal
June 16, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (World-Herald)   Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said on the last day of his European trade mission that federal rulings on ethanol mandates are obstructing the expansion of a growing Danish company with a …

Biofuel Research and Commercial Development in Denmark
June 2, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(Task 39 Newsletter)  General introduction – A fossil free energy supply by 2050  —  In 2012, the Danish parliament decided on a new climate act, which calls for an energy supply totally free of fossil …

8 Hot Targets in Advanced Bioeconomy R&D
May 30, 2015 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Fuels, chemicals, pathways, and microbes that could shake it all up …  (H)ere are 8 Hot Targets that we can point to that could be game-changers in the world of making …

Kansas Plant Maximizes Value of Inputs by Adding Diesel Production
May 14, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Loretta Sorensen (Midwest Producer)  … But one Kansas ethanol company, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE), is taking steps to stabilize its business with diversified income streams generated from the same corn source used to make …

Novozymes to Supply World’s First Sawdust-Based Biofuel Refinery
May 6, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by  (Reuters)  Danish industrial enzymes maker Novozymes has struck a deal to supply the world’s first refinery producing biofuel from sawdust.  Novozymes is already a big player in the biofuel market, providing about 60 percent …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments
December 31, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Even so-called conventional chemical processing is riddled with original approaches and unique twists. A cookie-cutter industry biodiesel is not. While too many technologies exist in this field to report on, …

Novozymes Sticks to Biofuel Growth Plan Despite Oil Price Rout
December 19, 2014 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Teis Jensen   (Reuters Africa)   Denmark’s Novozymes , the world’s largest enzymes producer, will stick to its plans to develop transportation fuel made from agricultural waste, despite an oil price rout that has …

Leifmark and New Holland Run Stover Harvest Trials in Western Iowa to Cut Investor Risk for Cellulosic Ethanol Refineries
December 19, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Liefmark/PR NewsWire)   In two Iowa cornfields in early November, Leifmark, LLC and New Holland Agriculture teamed up to test equipment and methods used to gather, bale, and store the corn stover left behind after …

In Denmark We Continue Sustainable Biomass
December 16, 2014 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Denmark Climate, Energy and Building Ministry / google translation)  The Danish energy industry today launches a new voluntary industry agreement on sustainable biomass. The agreement must ensure that we are now applying sustainable biomass in …

Viesel Develops Continuous Enzymatic Biodiesel Process
December 11, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Brent Chrabas (Viesel Fuel LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  In collaboration with Tactical Fabrication of Dublin, Georgia, and Novozymes of Denmark, a novel biodiesel production technology developed by Viesel Skunk Works LLC will soon be offered commercially. …

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la
December 4, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle high free fatty acid feedstocks like used cooking oil are coming into their hey-day, via …

Research Could Revolutionise Biofuel Business
November 18, 2014 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Philip Tees (The Copenhagen Post) Roskilde University and Novozymes team publish groundbreaking results.  Researchers at Roskilde University (RUC) and scientists at Novozymes have developed an enzyme with the potential to turn organic waste into …

Liquid CO2, or Liquid Gold? Maybe Both, as Aemetis Adds CO2 Liquefaction at Its Keyes, CA Plant
October 28, 2014 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To Aemetis, a route to improved margins that will also help the environment. Here’s how.

News arrives from Aemetis, via its latest SEC filings, that the company has “entered into …

Novozymes Looks beyond the ‘Fantasy Fuel’ It Helped to Turn into Reality
October 9, 2014 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Sabina Zawadzki (Reuters)

* Three of four advanced biofuel plants use Novozymes enzymes

* Biomass conversion could transform Novozymes in future

* Biofuel sector in continuing U.S. regulatory battle

 

When Denmark’s Novozymes first wondered in 2000 how its …

MBP Group Earns RSB Sustainability Certification
August 22, 2014 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities.

“MBP Group was built on a sustainable background, adding as much …

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process
August 8, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one of the key ingredients in what some are calling Nebraska’s and Iowa’s shot at the …

Questions and Answers on the Outcome of the Second Call for Proposals under the NER 300 Programme
July 10, 2014 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Europa.EU)  … NER 300 is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims to successfully demonstrate environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) …

Developers of the First Cellulosic Plants Share Updates at FEW
June 12, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A week before the FEW, Enerkem Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its 10 MMgy facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Commissioning is nearly completed, reported Tim Cesarek, senior vice president of …

Patriot Renewable Fuels Hires Leifmark to Plan First Stage of Major US Cellulosic Ethanol Project
May 27, 2014 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Inbicon technology planned as centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform: “Patriot will lead the way.”

In Illinois, Patriot Renewable Fuels announced that Leifmark has been hired to create a custom Project Definition, …

Neste Oil And DONG Energy To Begin Cooperation On Technology Development For Renewable Fuels
April 18, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(Nestle Oil) Neste Oil, the world’s largest producer of premium-quality renewable fuels, has joined forces with DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel …

The Sugar Producers
March 12, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sweetwater Energy and Proterro, two companies using widely different approaches, aim for low-cost sugar that may give today’s corn ethanol plants a glide path into advanced ethanol production. They’re …

The Race to Capture, Use and Monetize Waste CO2
March 5, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reduce carbon? Rid the world of excess CO2? Not so fast, buster. A new generation of technologies has come along that capture, re-purpose and monetize CO2 emissions. Will they realize their promise? As …

From the Sea to the Pump: Is Kelp a Viable Biofuel?
March 4, 2014 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Brown kelp macroalgae — the strange, foul-smelling seaweed so often found washed up on the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic sand beaches — could ultimately offer an almost unlimited global supply of commercial-quality ethanol …

How to Make Cheaper Second-Gen Biofuel
February 28, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Anderson   (TGDaily)  Producing second-generation biofuel from dead plant tissue is environmetally friendly – but it is also expensive because the process as used today needs expensive enzymes, and large companies dominate this …

Hansa Green Tour June 25-28, 2014 Netherlands, Germany, Denmark
February 24, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Hansa Green Tour     June 25-28, 2014   Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

by Bradley Frieze* (Advanced Biofuels USA)        The Hansa Green Tour, although not a race, is a business-boosting automobile event to promote sustainable technology in northern Europe. The Hansa Green Tour is a …

Novozymes and Monsanto Complete Closing of The BioAg Alliance
February 11, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  The BioAg Alliance Will Discover, Develop And Sell Microbial Solutions That Enable Farmers Worldwide To Increase Crop Yields With Less Input

Novozymes (nasdaq omx:NZYM B) and Monsanto Company MON -0.02% today announce they have completed …

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More
December 26, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass.

As we wrote in 2012: “There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil …

DSM, DONG Energy Report Improved Cellulosic Ethanol Yield
December 6, 2013 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Royal DSM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Royal DSM, together with DONG Energy, announced it has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars from wheat straw on an industrial scale. The combined fermentation results in a …

Nordic Aviation Sector Joins with Boeing and Airbus to Launch a Regional Sustainable Biofuels Initiative
November 22, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Green Air Online)  Nordic airlines, airports and aviation authorities, with the support of Boeing, Airbus and IATA, have come together to form an association to facilitate the development and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels in …

Danish Conference Considers Macroalgae Economy
November 1, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  More than 80 experts, industry representatives and entrepreneurs gathered in Grenaa, Denmark, recently to share knowledge and inspiration at the third Danish Macroalgae Conference, hosted by the Nordic Algae Network, a project …

Integrating Place-Specific Livelihood and Equity Outcomes into Global Assessments of Bioenergy Deployment
October 30, 2013 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Felix Creutzig, Esteve Corbera, Simon Bolwig and Carol Hunsberger (IOP Science)    Integrated assessment models suggest that the large-scale deployment of bioenergy could contribute to ambitious climate change mitigation efforts. However, such a shift would …

Report: Carbon Taxes, Trading Bring Most Cost-Effective Pollution Cuts
October 15, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  A new report finds that the most cost-effective climate change policies are the ones with the least political traction in the United States.

Imposing an explicit cost on carbon pollution …

Marine Biofuel Plant Planned for Development in Denmark
September 13, 2013 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Denmark-based Port of Frederikshavn, Canadian biofuel company Steeper Energy, and Denmark-based Aalborg University have announced a partnership to develop a biofuel plant in Denmark that will produce sulphur-free, drop-in …

Viesel Fuel Completes Upgrade at Enzymatic Biodiesel Plant in Stuart, FL
July 23, 2013 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Viesel Fuel/Biofuels Journal)   Viesel Fuel, LLC announced that they have completed the upgrade of the Viesel Fuel facility to produce biodiesel using an enzymatic process developed by Novozymes of Denmark.

Viesel Fuel has obtained approvals from the …

Drought Resistant Biofuel Plant Tested for Potential Large Scale Production
July 17, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by ANI (Yahoo! News)  …”It is thought that Jatropha’s future lies in further improvement of Jatropha for large-scale production on marginal, non-food croplands through breeding and/or biotechnology,” John E. Carlson, professor of molecular genetics at Penn …

Momentum: 12 Biobased Ventures Raise $435M in Q2 2013; 32 Projects Being Built off the Balance Sheet
July 10, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite negative press from Bloomberg, biobased investing is surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop.

After we profiled, last April, 17 biobased ventures who …

Biomass for Energy and Transportation Fuels: An EU Perspective
June 11, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 21st European Biomass conference and Exhibition was held in Copenhagen on June 3-7, 2013, gathering almost 2000 attendees.

Denmark, one of the world’s leading countries in the green energy …

Ministers Block EU Proposal to Limit Some Biofuels
March 26, 2013 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Several European ministers are blocking the EU’s proposal to curb the use of conventional biofuels, while some dispute claims the demand for crop-based oils drives deforestation and food insecurity in other parts of the …

Maersk Working on Two Biofuel Projects
March 22, 2013 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Ship & Bunker)  A.P. Møller-Maersk (Maersk) says it is working with partners on two projects designed to develop biomass-based marine fuels.

Both projects involve work on an organic polymer called lignin found in plants, which is …

New Committee Working to Ensure Canada’s Renewable Fuels Future
March 21, 2013 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced a new committee and classification of membership to advance next generation biofuels in Canada. The new committee and its members represent leaders …

ETH Bioenergy, Inbicon Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol in Brazil
March 15, 2013 – 8:25 pm | No Comment

(ETH Bioenergy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Brazil-based ETH Bioenergy, a company of the Odebrecht Group, which operates in the production of ethanol, sugar and electricity from biomass of cane sugar, and Inbicon, a Danish company owned by …

Novozymes New CEO Says Biofuels May Supply 90% of Revenue
January 25, 2013 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  Novozymes A/S (NZYMB), the world’s biggest maker of enzymes used in laundry soap, may get 90 percent of its revenue from biofuel makers by 2030 if more governments start promoting renewable energy, …

Fungi, the Rodney Dangerfield of Biofuels
January 7, 2013 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now, yeast is a fungi, but fungi as a Kingdom is a lot broader than our friend yeast and, like Rodney Dangerfield, it been getting, by and large, no respect, …

Brazil Doubles Down on Biofuel
January 3, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Vinod Sreeharsha (IEEE Spectrum)  Later this year, northeastern Brazil will host one of the most ambitious biofuel experiments ever. There, in the small town of São Miguel dos ­Campos, surrounded by sprawling sugarcane fields, a commercial-­scale ethanol plant is …

Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production
December 26, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(EScienceNews.com)  Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels produced from cellulosic biomass. Now …

Discovery May Pave Way to Genetically Enhanced Biofuel Crops
December 21, 2012 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(ScienceCodex.com)  …Pectic compounds decorated with β-1,4-galactan (a chain of six-carbon sugars) are of considerable interest to the biofuels industry, because six-carbon sugars are readily converted into ethanol (biofuel) by fermenting microorganisms. A new study published …

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World
December 19, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in the U.S. and around the world. A look at facilities owned by companies such as …

Sustainable Energy for All: Focus of Sustainable Energy Symposium
December 14, 2012 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The United Nation’s emphasis of “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4All) in 2012 wrapped up with a decision to continue the focus with a Sustainable Energy for All Decade.  The …

Mighty Danes: BioGasol Raises $19.2M for Advanced Biofuels and Materials
November 28, 2012 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … BioGasol ApS, the renewable energy company announced today that it has raised $19.2M — €5 million in new equity financing — and received a confirmation of €10 million grant …

Next Generation Biofuels 2013 February 5-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark
November 9, 2012 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Biofuels 2013   February 5-7, 2013   Copenhagen, Denmark

Next Generation Biofuels 2013 brought to you by F.O. Licht, world renowned analysts of biofuels markets, is the industry leading event on this subject giving you the most up to date analysis and insights into how biofuels markets are progressing in light …

Baseline Time Accounting Significantly Improves the Climate Impact Assessment of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC)
November 1, 2012 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Accounting for dynamics in the global agricultural area reduces the current estimated contributions to global warming from ILUC by 60-70%

Indirect land use models that forecast the global warming impact of biofuels production incorporate …

Danish Firm Develops Enzyme to Boost Ethanol Output by 2.5 Percent
October 31, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Novozymes said it has developed a new enzyme called Avantec that allows more ethanol to be produced from corn.

The Danish industrial enzymes maker said Avantec enables ethanol producers to …

Denmark Sets High Goals for Renewables
October 30, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Roger Moore (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Leifmark LLC)  …If you’re Denmark, and practically surrounded by the North Sea, global warming and the anticipated rise in the ocean level tend to focus the national mind. To thrive …

Why Cellulosic Ethanol Depends on a Renewable Fuel Standard
October 29, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by RP Siegel (TriplePundit)  … 3p: If you look at where we today relative to the RFS, it says that by the year 2022, a total of 21 billion gallons of biofuel needs to be provided by something other …

21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 3-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark
October 25, 2012 – 5:14 pm | No Comment
21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition    June 3-7, 2013   Copenhagen, Denmark

The 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place at Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark from 3 to 7 June 2013.

For over 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) has …

The Stampede of Elephants: Biofuels and Big Balance Sheets
October 23, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we’ll look at the bigger balance sheets to see who is investing what, and when, with whom, and why.

…We’ve also focused here, for the sake of brevity, on those …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: How Global Partnerships Are Clearing the Way to Achieve America’s RFS2 Goals
August 15, 2012 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Corle (Leifmark LLC, Inbicon Technology Marketing Partner) Opening his presentation with imposing nature images of pristine beauty, Corle’s presentation lays Denmark’s aspirations on the table – to move from 2006’s 15/85 (CO2 emission) …

Advanced Biofuels, Chemicals Capacity to Reach 5.89 Billion Gallons by 2017
July 27, 2012 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.89 billion gallons by 2017, up from 5.11 billion gallons by 2016 reported in …

NCERC Converts Corn Bran to Fuel for First Time in History
July 26, 2012 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by David Pruitt   (The Alestle)  On July 16 and 17, John Caupert, director of SIUE’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, met with USDA officials about a new process the NCERC has discovered to use corn …

How Cellulosic is Rising from Corn: Investing in Cellulosic Production Could Improve Profit Gargins at Corn Ethanol Plants
July 24, 2012 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The once futuristic vision of integrating traditional and second-generation ethanol facilities appears more attainable as various companies emerge with technology improvements that will allow corn ethanol producers to add …

Novozymes Partners for Waste-to-Ethanol Project in China
June 25, 2012 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Novozymes and China’s Shengquan Group have signed a final agreement to work together on producing cellulosic ethanol from a waste product of Shengquan’s current production process. Novozymes is supplying …

DSM Enzymes for Cellulosic Ethanol Qualified by DONG Energy
June 6, 2012 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(DSM)  Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been qualified as supplier of enzymes for DONG Energy – Inbicon’s wheat straw to cellulosic ethanol process. The enzymes have been successfully used …

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock
May 29, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing problems blocking capacity expansion.

1. The feedstocks …

Novozymes Joins, Invests in Maabjerg Energy Concept, a New Industrial Energy System
April 26, 2012 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Finding synergy between biogas, ethanol and power generation – the Maabjerg Energy Concept promises a new approach to energy economics and sustainability, through the capture and repurpose of industrial byproducts.

…Last …

The Olive Economy
March 23, 2012 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are five types of technologies that straddle the political divide between green and black.

Re-using industrial waste gases  Here are three companies aiming at capturing CO2 and either directly converting to …

Copenhagen Biofuels Research Network Announced
March 22, 2012 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane ( Biofuels Digest)  From Denmark, Danielle Spiegel Feld of the Copenhagen University Faculty of Law writes: “I’d like to announce the launch of a new biofuels research initiative here in Copenhagen: the …

The Enzyme Wars
February 24, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes releases a new, high-performance enzyme for advanced cellulosic biofuels: Cellic CTec3. Will Novozymes win the enzyme wars? Will enzymes defeat gasification?  When will renewables defeat fossil fuels on cost?

In …

Maersk Leads Shipping Industry Developing Fuels From Waste
February 15, 2012 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  A.P. Moeller Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in developing biofuels made from organic waste that could cut its carbon emissions and reduce a …

A Pragmatic Approach to Fuel Taxation
January 16, 2012 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One would think that a relatively easy way for governments to promote biofuels would be to tax biofuels less than fossil fuels—avoid lengthy debates on mandates and simply change …

Maersk and the U.S. Navy Collaborate on Biofuel Initiative
December 13, 2011 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(The Maritime Executive)  Maersk and the U.S. Navy are testing algae-based biofuel on the container ship Maersk Kalmar. The ship is en route from Northern Europe to India.

Maersk Kalmar has two key attributes that make …

Neb. Enzyme Plant Readies to Supply Biofuel Plants
November 22, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Josh Funk (Yahoo!News/AP)  The leading maker of the enzymes used to produce biofuels says the declining political support for ethanol hasn’t diminished the long-term prospects for the industry making fuel from plants.
Novozymes plans to open a major …

Occupied by Wall Street: World Leaders Grapple with Clean Energy Finance, Growth at Copenhagen Summit
October 12, 2011 – 8:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World leaders say new structures, public-private partnership, required to unlock clean energy, unleash economic growth.  Free-flowing discussion in Copenhagen shows directions that reform of clean energy finance might take.

…That UN …

European Partnership to Unlock the Potential of Algal Bioenergy
September 7, 2011 – 7:35 am | No Comment

by Dr Matthew Aylott   (National Non-Food Crops Centre)  A major new €14 million (£12.3 million) initiative – bringing together experts from across North West Europe to develop the potential of algae as a source of …

Metso Signs Strategic Equipment Supplier Agreement for Biomass Refineries with Inbicon
September 6, 2011 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Metso)  Metso has signed an agreement with Inbicon A/S of Denmark for the supply of technology capable of converting biomass into second generation fuel ethanol. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

The agreement …

Denmark’s DONG Energy Exploring Large Biofuel Plant
August 31, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Teis Jensen (Reuters)   New consortium invests in feasibility study

* Plans involve second-generation bioethanol plant

* Plant could cost $390 million – $580 million

Denmark’s DONG Energy and local partners will explore the possibility of building a …

Denmark’s Garbage-Turned-Biofuel to Power Homes
July 21, 2011 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

(Irish Sun)  ‘Our goal is to change the management of wastewater and household rubbish from a costly problem into a valuable resource for local energy production,’ said Thomas Banke, mayor of Fredericia city on Denmark’s …

World’s Top Eco-Car Wins Using Ethanol Inbicon Makes From Straw
July 18, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(The Street/PR NewsWire/Inbicon)  Inbicon has revealed a frugal new customer for the cellulosic ethanol made from straw at its Inbicon Biomass Refinery in Kalundborg. The biofuel powered the winning car in the Urban Concepts class …

Inbicon Ag Studies Give Green Light to New Biomass-to-Ethanol Industry
June 27, 2011 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Today (June 21, 2011) Inbicon, inventor of the biomass conversion technology driving the Inbicon Biomass Refinery, announced a summary of its private crop studies and confidential biomass research. “Our findings confirm that North …

Scania to Deliver Biodiesel Buses to Arriva
June 15, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Danish bus operator Arriva recently placed an order with Sweden-based Scania AB for more than 100 new diesel buses for use in Cophenhagen. The vehicles will be fueled with a …

Lignofuels 2011 September 28-29 Copenhagen, Denmark
May 17, 2011 – 4:15 pm | No Comment
Lignofuels 2011 September 28-29 Copenhagen, Denmark

Lignofuels 2011 – Optimising the Production of Fuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Join us once again at ACI’s 2nd Annual Lignofuels Summit, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 28-29 September 2011.  The event will provide you with …

Key Players: Advanced Biofuels
April 5, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by David Beattie (Renewable Energy World Magazine)   …Importantly, and what sets these latest fuels apart from their first-generation predecessors, is the fact that they are produced using feedstock that would normally be classed as …

North Dakota’s Ag Commissioner Confident in Hybrid Ethanol Plant
March 16, 2011 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(The Republic)  …Doug Goehring earlier this month led a North Dakota delegation on a trip to Denmark to learn about that country’s efforts to develop a cellulosic ethanol industry.

…Goehring tells Prairie Public Radio that there’s …

Novozymes Sees U.S. Ethanol Market At 13.8 Billion Gallons In 2011
January 21, 2011 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Jens Hansegard (Dow Jones/Automated Trader)   Danish biotech company Novozymes (NZYM-B.KO), the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes with about 47% of the global market, estimates that the U.S. biofuel industry will grow about 5% …

Scandinavia Goes Viking in Advanced Biofuels
January 17, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the Old Norse, the term “viking” meant to “undertake an expedition” and it later came to characterize the raiders, settlers and traders that epitomized an era of Scandinavian …

Novozymes Sees Delay to Breakthrough of 2G Ethanol
December 23, 2010 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Teis Jensen  (Reuters)  Industrial enzymes producer Novozymes does not expect a major breakthrough for second-generation bioethanol in the United States for another four to five years, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

Novozymes’ marketing director …

Novasep and Danisco Announce the First Betaine Industrial Production Process from Bioethanol Side-Stream
December 17, 2010 – 9:43 am | No Comment

(Novasep)  Joint project will offer a cost-effective, environmentally friendly process to produce betaine, an animal feed ingredient in short supply

Novasep Process, the bioprocess division of Novasep, a leading supplier of manufacturing solutions to the life sciences …

WSJ: Biofuels Get Test At Danish Pumps
December 13, 2010 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Jens Hansegard (Dow Jones/Fox Business)  Danish companies see a big business potential in helping to curb the world’s reliance on petrochemicals.

Danisco A/S (DCO.KO) and Novozymes A/S (NZYM-B.KO), which together cover 70% of the world market …

Denmark Becomes the First Country Worldwide to Make Next-Generation Biofuels Available at the Gas Pump
November 4, 2010 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  Transforming agricultural residues into advanced biofuels for cars has become a reality making its world premiere at 100 filling stations across Denmark.

Made available from today by Statoil, this new biofuel called Bio95 is a mixture …

Petrobras and Novozymes Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol
October 18, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

(Novozymes) Petrobras and Novozymes have entered an agreement to develop a new route to produce second generation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse. The agreement covers the development of enzymes and production processes to produce second generation lignocellulosic …

Big Oil and Biofuels Clash over UK’s 2020 Biofuels Target
September 21, 2010 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  There’s blast furnace heat but little light so far in the debate on the UK biofuels target for 2020. Some advisors have urged that the current target of 10 …

Hydrocarbon Fuels: Topsøe Integrated Gasoline Synthesis – TIGAS
August 4, 2010 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by John Bøgild Hansen (Senior Scientist, Haldor Topsøe A/S)   Topsøe is a Danish company that develops catalysts and process technology for gas-to-liquid conversions. Hansen details Topsøe’s integrated conversion of synthesis gas to gasoline, which was developed …

New Tech Uses Coal Steam to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol
July 24, 2010 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Kaiser  (Daily Tech)   Inbicon, a developer of biomass refineries in Kalundborg, Denmark, has turned wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and is calling it “The New Ethanol.” To mass produce this ethanol, the company …

All Systems Go at World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
July 8, 2010 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(SunHerald.com)  Inbicon Biomass Refinery now producing The New Ethanol and other biofuel at Kalundborg, Denmark

Inbicon is declaring Energy Independence Day for Planet Earth as the first Inbicon Biomass Refinery swings into operation. It turns wheat …

New Enzyme Increases Yields in the Biofuel Industry
June 11, 2010 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(Novozymes)  New enzyme from Novozymes increases yields in ethanol production. A typical ethanol plant can gain at least $1 million per year.

June 10, 2010, Novozymes, the world leader in the production of biofuel enzymes, announced the …

Novozymes Again Sues Danisco
May 14, 2010 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(the Cophenhagen Post)  Danish companies Danisco and Novozymes retread infringement issue, but this time over a different patent.

Patent infringements over enzymes used in biofuels are again at issue between Danish companies Danisco and Novozymes, with the …