Novozymes, Maabjerg Energy Concept build bioenergy plant

Novozymes, Maabjerg Energy Concept to build bioenergy plant

10:56 AM, 26th April 2012
Novozymes, Maabjerg Energy Concept to build bioenergy plant
Novozymes headquarters in Denmark.

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK: Novozymes joins the consortium behind Maabjerg Energy Concept and takes a place on its board. The consortium will use Novozymes’ biotech expertise to design a new bioenergy production plant, generating biogas, advanced bioethanol, electricity and heat. Novozymes and Maabjerg Energy Concept have entered into an agreement making Novozymes a partner in the consortium alongside national energy giant DONG Energy and local utility companies Vestforsyning, Struer Forsyning and Nomi.

Maabjerg Energy Concept brings together a variety of different technologies for making use of waste products and biomass. Each year the plant will be able to produce around 94 million cubic metre of biogas, much of which can be upgraded to natural gas, and 73 million liters (19 million gallons) of bioethanol, as well as district heating for 20,000 households and electricity for several thousand homes.

“We invited Novozymes to join the consortium because we’re keen to have the company participate in the phase of the project leading up to the decision to press ahead with the plant. Novozymes’ enzymes and biotech expertise are crucial for stable and profitable production of biogas and bioethanol from household waste and straw,” said Jorgen Udby, CEO, Maabjerg Energy Concept.

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