Minneapolis, July 30 – The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association today welcomed bioinnovation leader, Novozymes, as its latest vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome Novozymes to our portfolio of members. Novozymes provides its customers with advanced bioinnovation solutions that set new standards for performance and viability,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
Novozymes provides solutions for starch-based ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel. The company enables its customers to optimize the use of raw materials and energy, thereby reducing the environmental impact of their operations.
The company, which traces its roots to Denmark-based Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium formed in 1925, has maintained a presence in the United States since 1979 and Canada since 2007. It has over 1,300 employees across the U.S. and Canada.
It operates the country’s largest multi-purpose enzyme manufacturing facility in North Carolina and opened a new enzyme plant in Nebraska solely dedicated to the biofuels industry in 2012.
“Novozymes is a long-time supporter and committed partner to the biofuels industry. We strongly believe in the future of this industry and will continue to deliver transformative innovations to our customers and champion the benefits of biofuels to the world,” said Peter Halling, senior director for global marketing in biofuels at Novozymes.
For starch-based ethanol, Novozymes offers technology for ethanol production which includes a wide-range of high-value enzymes that optimize the conversion of grains which in turn result in higher ethanol yields, faster throughput and lower overall processing costs.
For cellulosic ethanol, Novozymes, which invests more than 14 percent of its annual revenue in research and development, offers its Cellic® products which provide a commercially viable, cost-effective solution that is proven to hydrolyze multiple types of feedstocks.
Learn more about Novozymes here.
Former President Bill Clinton checking out a Novozymes display