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Novozymes Ramps Up Focus on Second-Generation Biofuels

12:42 PM MDT | October 24, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Novozymes aims to make it possible by 2010 to use its enzymes to produce ethanol from agricultural waste, such as straws and corn stover, says Thomas Videbæk, executive v.p./Biobusiness at Novozymes. To reach this goal, the company has allotted 10% of its unspecified R&D budget for development of these second-generation enzymes, Videbaek told attendees at a joint Société de Chimie Industrielle and Commercial Development and Marketing Association (New York) meeting, held in New York earlier this month. Big payoffs: Pathway engineering will...

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