Let’s base the biofuel debate on facts,
not fiction.

novozymes logoBiofuels create jobs. They create opportunity for farmers and rural communities. They create more feed for livestock. In fact, we recently completed a study with Bloomberg New Energy Finance exploring the next-generation ethanol value chain and biobased economy in eight regions: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, EU-27, India, Mexico and the US. We learned global production capacity of ethanol from cellulose is estimated to reach about 15 million gallons in 2012 and 250 million gallons in 2014. Leading agricultural powerhouses such as the US, China, Brazil, EU27, India, and Argentina already have biomass enough to serve more than 50 percent of their gasoline needs by 2030 – and still enough left for bioelectricity, husbandry and protection of soil quality.
Yet the debate continues – and often with misinformation. We welcome a debate on how the future should look – but, like you, believe it should be rooted in facts.
At Novozymes, we know that bioethanol is a more sustainable alternative to petroleum – and we supply enzymes, the key component to convert starch, agricultural residues and even your household trash into conventional and advanced bioethanol. We know this because we are convinced by facts and data which you will find in these articles and graphics.
We hope these pieces will show you how bioenergy can drive economic growth and job creation, improve energy security and help mitigate climate change – all by producing home-grown energy. We encourage you to share them with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.

How to Keep Biofuels Sustainable

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RP Siegel asks Jesper Hedal Kløverpris, who is Sustainability Manager for Novozymes, how we can ensure that biofuels are being produced in a sustainable manner.

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How Biofuels Will Lead Transition to a Sustainable Economy

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The biobased economy has enormous potential and we should not be surprised to see it carry a large share of the transition to a more sustainable economy.

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Novozymes: Using Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage


RP Siegel interviews Claus Stig Pedersen, the Director of Novozymes Sustainability Development Board about their life cycle assessment processes.

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Soros Economic Development Fund Invests in Clean Cookstove Project

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The Soros Economic Development Fund and the Danish Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries just recently announced combined investments of nearly $9 million in CleanStar Mozambique, with the option to invest more in potential pan-African expansion.

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The Role of Biofuels in a Warming World

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Biofuels have the potential to reduce dependency on petroleum – and ameliorate global warming. But in the world of increasing drought – is it right to use water to grow crops for energy rather than food?

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Biofuel Production Gets a Bit More Efficient


At scale, a small increase in efficiency means big savings potential.

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Why Cellulosic Ethanol Depends on a Renewable Fuel Standard

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Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes North America calls the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a linchpin policy.

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Corn Ethanol Revisited

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There are a number of reasons why corn ethanol is looked upon with skepticism if not outright scorn in this country, but are they all accurate?

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Three Waste-to-Energy Solutions


Americans have a giant waste problem, generating more than 200 million tons of waste per year. Here are some ways to turn waste into something useful – energy. Municipal solid waste contains roughly 18 percent food and 40 percent organic matter. So maybe that’s not such a crazy idea.

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Spotlight: How Biofuel Is Made

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The variety and creation of biofuels can be overwhelming. Here is a comprehensive rundown on the types, the creation process and the differences of each. Most biofuels can be divided into two types: biologically derived material that can fermented to produce alcohol (starch), and natural oils that can be processed to create biodiesel (lipids).

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A Brief History of Biofuels


Biofuels, defined as fuel created from recently living material, have been around for more than a century. Periodically, they would surge in popularity and abundance, only to be opposed by fossil fuel companies or phased out by heavy taxes. Recently legislation was passed that supports biofuel production. Will it prosper in the future?

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