In the past few years, an intense debate about the benefits and risks associated with biofuels has emerged around the world. Specifically, there are opposing views of their effect on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in transport, energy dependency, and rural development.
In May, Novozymes announced that we will supply customized enzyme technology to a Finnish plant – the first facility in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol from wood sawdust.
The reaction to the recent agreement between G7 leaders to phase out fossil fuel use by the end of this century was generally very positive, with some environmental campaigners hailing the move as historic.
Rising environmental awareness paired with the world’s ever-waning supply of crude oil has driven car and fuel industries to look towards alternative fuels.