Novozymes Slates Enzymes In Nebraska | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 26 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 30, 2008

Novozymes Slates Enzymes In Nebraska

Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability

Novozymes will spend between $80 million and $100 million to build an enzyme facility in Blair, Neb. The Danish company says the plant, to open in 2010, will produce enzymes for making corn-based ethanol and later for cellulosic ethanol production. Ethanol producers use amylases to break down cornstarch into corn sugar. Enzyme companies have developed cellulases to convert cellulosic feedstocks into sugars, although only a few small plants employ this process commercially.

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