26 April 2012 13:57 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Danish industrial enzyme producer Novozymes has agreed to work on a project to build a bioenergy plant in ?xml:namespace>
Once fully operational, the plant, which is part of the Maabjerg Energy Concept project, will be able to produce about 94m cubic metres/year (3.3 billion cubic feet/year) of biogas, 73m litres/year of bioethanol, as well as district heating for 20,000 households and electricity for several thousand homes annually, said Novozymes.
Novozymes entered into an agreement to work on the plant alongside Denmark-headquartered energy giant DONG Energy and local utility companies Vestforsyning, Struer Forsyning and Nomi
“We’ve joined the consortium to help perform a pilot study of the technical and financial possibilities,” said Poul Ruben Andersen, vice president for bioenergy at Novozymes.
“Maabjerg Energy Concept is a concrete example of how waste biomass can replace fossil fuels in various ways, and the plant has the potential to become a true biorefinery, an important step along the road to a bio-based economy,” he added.
Andersen said plants like this could be built all over the world because they use many various types of waste for inputs and produce many outputs.
The Maabjerg plant has a total investment budget of Danish kroner (DKr) 2bn ($356m, €269m), said Novozymes.
($1 = DKr5.62, €1 = DKr7.44)
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