Novozymes expands production in China

By | January 12, 2009
Denmark-based Novozymes A/S has expanded its Suzhou Hongda Enzymes Co. enzyme fermentation facility in Taicang, China, approximately 30 miles north of Shanghai. The expansion, which triples the number of employees at the site, includes facilities that will focus primarily on enzymes for the production of cellulosic ethanol. Novozymes also operates an enzyme production facility in Tianjin, China, 690 miles north of Taicang. China aims to double its ethanol production to 3 million tons by 2010, and Novozymes said it plans to have enzymes available for large-scale cellulosic ethanol production that same year.