Economics Improve for First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plants – NYTimes.com

A biotech company is reporting a major breakthrough in their development of enzymes for production of cellulosic ethanol:

Novozymes, the world’s largest industrial enzyme producer, today launched a new line it says will yield ethanol from plant wastes at an enzyme price of about 50 cents a gallon.

via Economics Improve for First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plants – NYTimes.com.

To do this, they’ve received big funding ($29 million) from the U.S. DOE, and have a lot of big partners in the U.S. Read more on their company blog.

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One Response to Economics Improve for First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plants – NYTimes.com

  1. […] convert the bagasse into biogas.  This enzyme was recently discovered and mentioned earlier in the blog. The company estimated that about 20% of Brazil’s energy could be generated by this biogas. […]

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