Novozymes opens new R&D facility in Brazil

Novozymes opens new R&D facility in Brazil

1:33 AM, 22nd November 2011
Novozymes opens new R&D facility in Brazil
Novozymes headquarters in Denmark.


BAGSVAERD, DENMARK: Novozymes opened a new research and development (R&D) laboratory and customer solutions facilities that will expand existing R&D efforts at Novozymes’ site in Araucaria, Parana, Brazil. The new Novozymes centre will strengthen research in a wide range of industries, including household care, agriculture and baking applications. The initial focus will be on bioenergy. The new research centre represents a major expansion for Novozymes in the country, expanding the workforce in Brazil by approximately 10 per cent.

“Our new facilities and expanded research capacity will promote growth of advanced biofuels in Brazil, an industry that provides new export opportunities for Brazil and Latin America and creates sustainable solutions essential to the world,” said Pedro Luiz Fernandes, Regional President, Latin America, Novozymes.

Brazil expects to double its output of fuel ethanol by 2020 to meet growing demand from both domestic and export markets. Novozymes’ studies indicate that by using sugarcane bagasse and straw, the volume of ethanol can be doubled using the same amount of land. Novozymes is already collaborating with major players in Latin America - Dedini, Cetrel, CTC (Centro de Technologicia Canaviera) and Petrobras, to pursue research and commercialization of advanced biofuels in Brazil.

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