The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) welcomed Novozymes as a new member. Novozymes is a world leader in bioinnovation and technology that enables everything from the removal of trans fats in food to advancements in renewable energy. The company, which employs more than 6,200 people worldwide, offers a broad portfolio of high-yielding enzymes for biofuel production, including cellulosic ethanol.
“Novozymes and the Advanced Ethanol Council share a strong focus on facilitating the commercialization and growth of advanced biofuels,” said Adam Monroe, Americas Regional President at Novozymes. “Advanced biofuel plants are commercializing now and we must continue engaging in policy discussions along with the AEC to ensure the long-term stability and success of advanced renewable fuels.”
Novozymes operates the largest enzyme plant dedicated to biofuels in the United States, located in Blair, Neb. The $200 million plant specializes in making world-leading enzymes, a key technology component for both the conventional and advanced biofuel markets.
“We are very pleased to be working with Novozymes,” said Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the AEC. “The cellulosic biofuels industry is breaking through at commercial scale and it is absolutely critical that the industry speak with one voice and stay together when it comes to how we engage on policy and regulatory matters. Novozymes is highly engaged on both the business and political fronts, and we look forward to working with them on strategies that will put the industry in a position to succeed in 2014 and beyond.”
The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) represents worldwide leaders in the effort to develop and commercialize the next generation of ethanol fuels, ranging from cellulosic ethanol made from dedicated energy crops, forest residues and agricultural waste to advanced ethanol made from municipal solid waste, algae and other feedstocks. The AEC is the only advanced biofuel group with the singular purpose of promoting advanced ethanol fuels and technologies.
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