Novozymes, Terranol Partner on Yeast to Boost Biofuels Industry
by Sally Bakewell (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) Novozymes A/S (NZYMB) agreement to market Terranol A/S’s yeast technology as the world’s biggest maker of enzymes seeks to make biofuels from energy crops and agricultural waste commercially viable.
…Novozymes supplies enzymes to break down matter such as corn stover, sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw into two types of sugars, C5 and C6, that biofuel producers ferment into ethanol.
The C5 sugars are tougher to ferment. Terranol has developed yeasts that process both types of sugars and deliver optimal ethanol yields, according to the company’s website. READ MORE