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Novozymes and Lignol Sign R&D Deal to Make Biofuel from Wood

7:41 AM MDT | June 15, 2010 | Alex Scott

Enzymes firm Novozymes (Copenhagen) and Lignol Energy (Burnaby, BC, Canada) say they have signed an R&D agreement to develop a commercially viable process for manufacturing biofuel from wood. Financial terms were not disclosed.   Lignol brings to the collaboration a pre-treatment technology for converting woody biomass into complex sugars. Novozymes has a range of enzymes for converting cellulose in biomass into sugars that may then be fermented into alcohol.   The firms plan to use Lignol’s industrial pilot plant at Burnaby, to optimize both...

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