February 10, 2012

Biofuel News Roundup

So many biofuel news that came out last week...

Novozymes' seaweed-to-biofuel R&D
Novozymes is collaborating with India-based Sea6 Energy to develop a process for the production of biofuels from seaweed. The research alliance will use enzymes to convert seaweed-based carbohydrates to sugar, which can then be fermented to produce ethanol, fine chemicals, proteins and fertilizers. Novozymes will research, develop, and manufacture enzymes for the conversion process, while Sea6 Energy contributes its offshore seaweed cultivation technology.

Enerkem, GreenField Ethanol JV
Enerkem and GreenField Ethanol has formed a joint venture partnership to build and operate a 38m liters/year waste-to-biofuels plant in Varennes, Quebec. The plant will use non-recyclable waste from institutional, commercial and industrial sectors, and from construction and demolition debris. The Government of Quebec is investing $27m in the partnership.

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