Issue Date: June 30, 2008
Novozymes Slates Enzymes In Nebraska
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.
- Chemical & Engineering News
- ISSN 0009-2347
- Copyright © American Chemical Society