Thomas Rasmussen

Report
DEVELOPING
SOLUTIONS FOR
BRAZILIAN SUBSTRATES
Thomas Rasmussen
Manager of R&D Brazil
LEADING THE WAY IN ENABLING
TECHNOLOGY FOR CONVERTING BIOMASS
TO SUGAR TO FUELS AND TO CHEMICALS
 World leader in biofuel enzymes
 More than 180 researchers dedicated
 Only Industrial Biotech Company with R&D center in Brazil
Novozymes' R&D locations
BRAZILIAN FEEDSTOCKS
Sorghum
Energy cane
Sugarcane
When compared to corn stover,
the pretreated Brazilian substrates:
Sugar beet
• Are often more recalcitrant
• Are often more crystalline
• Have often higher lignin content
A significant challenge
Eucalyptus
DEVELOPING A SOLUTION
FOR BRAZILIAN SUBSTRATES
2009
Novozymes
CTec2
on Bagasse
Bagasse seemed indestructible
Gluose yield (%)
Cellic®
2011
2012
Pre-commercial version of CTec3
Large improvement with CTec3 (GH61)
and 2 step pre-treatment
Commercial CTec3
It is possible to reach same
conversion of PCB vs PCS
80%
80%
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70%
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Enzyme dosage (mg P/gC)
CTec4 - Bagasse
Data: 72 h, 12% TS
Bagasse (PCB)
Corn Stover(PCS)
USING BIOTECHNOLOGY
TO PRODUCE BIOCHEMICALS FROM
SUGAR-BASED PLATFORMS
Petrobased
feedstock
Enzyme
technology
Chemicals
Fermentation
Bioethanol
(bulk, fine,
specialty)
Sugar
Starch
Pretreatment
Cellulose
Enzyme
technology
Enzyme
technology
Enzyme
production
Fermentable
sugar
Chemical
catalysis
Enzyme
technology
Biochemicals
Advanced
fermentation
Metabolic
pathway
engineering
enables
higher yields
& new
products
NOVOZYMES’ BIOCHEMICALS PROJECT:
GREEN POLYPROPYLENE
WITH BRASKEM
Market potential
Produced from renewables
• Market size: USD 114.1 billion (2010)
Sugar cane
Petro-based
feedstock
Polypropylene
Polypropylene
• Market volume: 76,964 kMT/year (2010)
• Annual growth: 6%
• Applications: Car bumpers, plastic
containers, drinking straws, toys
Source : SRI Consulting
Price-competitive alternative
Price in USD
2000
2010
Propylene
530/MT
1200/MT
The project goal is to be cost-competitive
compared to petrochemical routes.
Source: SRI Consulting
Partnering strategy
to be re-evaluated in the
demonstration phase
Strain development and piloting
2010
Demonstration of technology
2015
Commercial scale production
2020
ADVANCED BIOFUEL
IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
TOWARDS A BIO-ECONOMY
THANK YOU
Join us!
www.bioenergy.novozymes.com

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