Enzyme recycling is the key to cost reduction

The increasing concern for global warming and depletion of resources is the driving force behind the development of biofuels. By using natural resources, CO2 production is largely compensated for. Using waste streams, for instance from agricultrual, industrial or municipal sources is both more challenging and promising.

In many biofuel production processes, enzymes are used or can easily be implemented. Nowadays, these enzymes are used as single use soluble enzymes and discarded long before they are exhausted.

Our focus is on cost reduction of the enzyme usage by smart enzyme immobilization, separation and re-use.


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Second generation ethanol

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First generation ethanol

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