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2010-02-15 02:00:00

A Breakthrough Enzyme Product for Cellulosic Biofuels Development PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, today introduced Accellerase(®) DUET at the Renewable Fuels Association's 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla. This product is the latest generation in the company's line of enzymes used to convert biomass into sugars, a critical step in the production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels and...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the biofuel enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genencor, Inc., a division of Danisco, with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Accellerase® product line of enzymes. As a response to the challenges of converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Genencor introduced Accellerase® 1000 in 2007, and has since then succeeded in developing...

2010-01-13 08:49:00

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Accellerase(R) Products For Critical Role in Biofuels Development PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2009 New Product Innovation Award for Biomass Enzymes. The award was granted for Genencor's Accellerase® product line, enzymes used to convert biomass into sugar, a critical step in the production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels and...

2009-11-09 11:25:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco, has won the national "Sustainable Energy Award" from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for its Accellerase® family of enzymes for cellulosic ethanol. Yesterday, Robert Davis, Chair of the AIChE Awards committee, presented the award to Landon Steele, who is Marketing Director, Biomass Enzymes and Accellerase® Product Manager, and Aaron Kelley, who is Senior...

2009-11-04 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. today announced that Fernando Valle, Ph.D., has joined the company as Codexis' first Research Fellow. Dr. Valle, a distinguished researcher in metabolic and genetic engineering over a nearly 30-year career in industrial biotechnology, will focus on Codexis' advanced biofuels programs. He will report to Lori Giver, Ph.D., Vice President, Synthetic Biology. Dr. Valle joins Codexis from LS9, where he was Senior Director, Metabolic...

2009-10-12 07:47:00

VIENNA, Austria, October 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EUCODIS Bioscience, a company developing, customizing, manufacturing, and marketing enzymes for the chemical industry, announced today that it has appointed Bhupinder Hundle, PhD, to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales. Dr. Hundle will be responsible for the worldwide sales of EUCODIS Bioscience' products. In 2009 the Company has started bringing to market its own enzymes portfolio. The Company had...

2009-09-16 07:00:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Genencor, a division of Danisco, officially opened the doors on its new Grain Processing Applied Innovation Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Governor Chet Culver joined Danisco CEO Tom Knutzen, Genencor division senior managers, and Cedar Rapids officials, to cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot world-class facility. The event also marked the recent expansion of Genencor's adjacent 140,000-square-foot enzyme...

2009-07-14 06:00:00

COPENHAGEN, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When world political leaders are being transported all over Copenhagen during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2009, environmentally friendly fuel will power their vehicles. Members of the Partnership for Biofuels, a co-operation between Danisco's biotech division Genencor, Inbicon, Novozymes and Statoil, have joined forces to deliver 2nd generation bioethanol for 40 of the cars that the Danish Foreign Ministry will provide during...

2009-07-13 08:30:00

BERLIN, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The new "German Alliance for Industrial Biotechnology" is making its first appearance. An initiative recently launched by Germany Trade & Invest, the network includes both research institutions and producers, namely industrial biotechnology clusters and chemical parks, in addition to regional investment agencies. The alliance aims to bolster Germany's biotechnology sector by creating new business opportunities across the entire value chain. Members of...

2009-04-23 12:00:00

Governor Perdue is recognized for his support of the biotechnology industry in Georgia ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its selection of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as 2009 Governor of the Year in recognition of his leadership and support of the biosciences in Georgia. "Governor Perdue's support of biotechnology has been vital for our industry's success in Georgia," said Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO. "He has been a...


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