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Novasep and Danisco Develop Process for Betaine from Bioethanol

4:34 AM MST | December 16, 2010 | Alex Scott

Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France), and Daniso (Copenhagen), say they have jointly developed a “cost-effective, environmentally friendly process” to produce betaine, an animal feed ingredient in short supply, from vinasses. Vinasses are a byproduct of sugar-beet-derived bioethanol. The two firms will build a commercial production plant for the process at Origny, France.   Tereos (Lille, France), a global player in sugar, starch and bioethanol production, will supply vinasse and operate the Origny plant. De Smet Engineering and...

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