Reducing Enzyme Costs Increases the Market Potential of Biofuels (Fact Sheet)
Cellulosic ethanol prices depend heavily on the cost of the cellulase enzymes used to break down the biomass into fermentable sugars. To reduce these costs, NREL partnered with two leading enzyme companies, Novozymes and Genencor, to engineer new cellulase enzymes that are exceptionally good at breaking down cellulose. Genencor is now part of DuPont Industrial Biosciences.
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- Related Information: Innovation Impact, Bioenergy, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass Program
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- 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ENZYMES; COSTS; NOVOZYMES; FRANKLINTON, NORTH CAROLINA; GENENCOR; PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA; R&D 100 AWARD; ENZYME COMPANIES; CELLULOSE; CELLULASE; HYDROLYSIS; ENDOGLUCANASE; EXOGLUCANASE; BETA-GLUCOSIDASE; DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIENCES
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