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Novozymes and Chinese Company Form Partnership to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol

12:44 AM MDT | April 25, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Novozymes and the Shengquan Group (Jinan, China), a company specializing in furan resin and polymers, have formed a partnership, enabling Shengquan to start commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol for solvents in June 2012, using Novozymes’ technology. Shengquan is a leading producer of furfural using xylose in corncobs, a monomer for resin production in the foundry industry, Novozymes says. Using Novozymes enzymes, Shengquan will now convert corncob residues from furfural production into fermentable sugars and then into ethanol for solvents and...

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