It isn’t news that annual harvests are crucial time periods for ethanol plants. From corn quality and starch content to enzyme dosage to process changes, there are a variety of considerations plant managers must make pre-harvest. Moreover, the amount of time plants spend on preparation varies anywhere from none at all to four weeks.
What is the potential and the challenges of the biofuels industry in Europe? What are the building blocks of a profitable biofuels industry? What is the future of biorefineries in Europe? These are some of the topics that were on the agenda at Novozymes’ first European Bioenergy Executive Summit, which ran Oct. 6-7, in Copenhagen.
On September 22, Novozymes launched Liquozyme LpH, a new, highly efficient alpha-amylase that reduces mash viscosity and breaks down starch to shorter dextrin chains, even at low pH.