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Novozymes Collaborates on Seaweed-to-Biofuels Project in India

9:14 AM MST | January 31, 2012 | Alex Scott

Enzymes group Novozymes says it has created an “exploratory research agreement” with Sea6 Energy (Chennai, India), a start-up biotech firm, to jointly develop an enzymatic process for converting seaweed-based carbohydrates to sugar, which can then be fermented to produce ethanol for fuel, fine chemicals, proteins for food, and fertilizers for plants. Financial terms were not disclosed. Growth opportunity: Sea6 Energy already is testing its seaweed production systems off the coast of southern India.   Novozymes will...

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