Spring and summer months mean rising ambient temperatures and humidity levels, which have a negative impact on the efficiency of cooling towers and ethanol plants in general. To operate smoothly in higher temperatures, proper planning and process adjustments are necessary.
In December 2014, Novozymes launched our first ever enzymatic process using a liquid lipase – Eversa® Transform – for the production of biodiesel. Extensive research and development has shown that the enzymatic process enables biodiesel producers to be flexible when choosing feedstock, as low quality oils, or waste oils, with high free fatty acids (FFA) can now be processed. These waste oils are typically cooking oils generated by commercial canteens, factories and fast-food restaurants, and other lower grade oils.
The Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) has awarded Novozymes with its 2015 Bioeconomy Leadership Award. The award recognizes companies that “demonstrate sustained leadership excellence” in accelerating the launch of a bio-based economy.
In the ongoing debate about biofuels, it sometimes seems that confusion is the only certainty. There is a widespread lack of public understanding about everything from terminology to technology, and this can negatively impact public opinion, which is crucial to the future of this industry.