Novozymes - ensuring sustainable cellulosic bioethanol production

Using detailed process analysis to identify ways to reduce water consumption

To address the world’s growing energy needs, some companies are developing new sources of renewable energy, such as cellulosic ethanol production. This method of energy production uses wood, grasses, and other inedible plant parts to produce biofuel. It relies heavily on water, which raises additional questions and concerns about the quantity of water consumed during the production process.