Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Novozymes to invest up to $200 million in Nebraska enzyme plant (NVZMF.PK)

If ethanol is going to be commercially viable it will be because of companies like Novozymes or some tenacious academics.
From SmartBrief:
Danish company Novozymes is scheduled to announce today its plan of investing as much as $200 million in the construction of an enzyme plant in Blair, Neb. Novozymes North America President Lars Hansen said he is optimistic about the ethanol sector, which uses enzymes to break down starch in corn, because of a federal mandate that requires gasoline to be blended with 36 billion gallons of biofuel by 2022.
The local angle:
Denmark's crown prince to visit Nebraska

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Mary, will be in Nebraska as part of a 5-day visit to the United States.

The pair will be in Blair on Tuesday to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dana College in Blair, founded by Danes.

It will be the third time in the college's 125-year history that Dana College has hosted Danish royalty. During his visit, the crown prince will receive an honorary degree from Dana College. The royal couple also will attend a groundbreaking ceremony in Blair for Novozymes, a Danish biotech firm....

-via KMEG-TV, Sioux City, IA

Here's Novozyme's homepage, in English