Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Informatics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Shengquan and Novozymes in partnership to commercialize cellulosic ethanol

Published: Friday, May 11, 2012
Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012
Bookmark and Share
The Chinese Shengquan Group will start commercial production of cellulosic ethanol for solvents and biochemicals in June 2012 utilizing enabling technology from Novozymes

Shengquan Group, a Shandong-based company specializing in furan resin and polymers, and Novozymes, a world leader in bioinnovation, has announced a partnership enabling Shengquan to start commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol for solvents in June 2012 using Novozymes’ technology.

“Shengquan is a global first mover in this industry, which is on the verge of materializing right now,” says Poul Ruben Andersen, Vice President for Bioenergy at Novozymes. “Shengquan has profound experience in chemical production and is a leading company in commercializing cellulosic ethanol. Novozymes is proud to join Shengquan in nurturing a green and circular bioeconomy which lessens the dependence on fossil fuel resources.”

Shengquan is a leading producer of furfural using xylose in corncobs, a monomer for resin production in the foundry industry. Using Novozymes enzymes, Shengquan will now convert corncob residues from furfural production into fermentable sugars and then into ethanol for solvents and other purposes. Shengquan’s cost model shows that its current production cost of cellulosic ethanol is cost-competitive with conventional ethanol as the feedstock is a by-product of their current production.

Novozymes is a leading enzymatic solution provider in bioenergy. It partners with leading producers of cellulosic ethanol all over the world to commercialize this new technology.
 
Biofuels boost the economy and create jobs

A recent study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that the advanced biofuel industry has the potential to create millions of jobs, economic growth and energy security worldwide.

Looking at China alone, the study shows that using less than 20% of the available agricultural residues China could produce more than 89 billion liters (23 million gallons) of biofuel, replacing 37% of its gasoline consumption by 2030. This would create 2.9 million jobs and reduce CO2 emissions from gasoline-based transportation by 29%. The figures would be even higher if biomass from forestry residues, household waste and energy crops was included.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Novozymes and Syngenta to partner in delivering JumpStart® — For enhanced phosphate fertility within bioagriculture
The agreement provides an exclusive expansion into new markets for JumpStart, which is a biological that enhances phosphate fertility in agriculture, offering growers an integrated and sustainable seed care solution
Friday, May 11, 2012
Novozymes Announces Master File for Recombinant Albumin
The dossier, containing information on the manufacture and safety of albucult, can help support the medical devices and drug formulation applications.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Scientific News
Protein Nanocages Could Improve Drug Design and Delivery
HHMI scientists have designed and built 10 large protein icosahedra that are similar to viral capsids that carry viral DNA.
Connectome Map More Than Doubles Human Cortex’s Known Regions
Researchers at NIH have developed software that automatically detects the “fingerprint” of each of these areas in an individual’s brain scans.
Virus Inspired Cell Cargo Ships
Virus-inspired container design may lead to cell cargo ships following construction of ten large, two-component, icosahedral protein complexes.
Three-Drug Combinations Counter Antibiotic Resistance
Research shows that combinations of three different antibiotics can treat resistant bacteria, even if they are ineffective independently.
Supercomputing and Drug Discovery
New biotech company uses supercomputer simulations to speed up drug discovery and biotech molecule development.
Identifying Cancer Drug Targets Using 3D-Modelling
Researchers are now able to model genetic mutations manipulation of proteins that can potentially drive cancer.
Human Evolution Driven by Viruses
Study finds surprising percentage of protein adaptions in humans have been driven by viruses.
Earliest Sign of Alzheimer's Development Discovered
Researchers have identified the first physiological signs of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, underlining the importance of computational power in neurology.
Computational Method Offers Significant Boost in Finding New Cancer Targets
MIT and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals team have identified evidence of significant cancer mutations.
Drug Response Predicted by Cancer Cell Lines
Large-scale study could increase success rate of developing personalised cancer treatments.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!