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Had this sitting in my in-box since yesterday and didn’t view it then.
Now this is Innovation, and just think of All the paper waste there is, first I heard about this!!
Chevrolet HHR (Photo: Business Wire)
Novozymes to Demonstrate Improved Enzyme Technology for Advanced Biofuels
For the first time in U.S. history, a vehicle fuelled by government office wastepaper and waste cardboard will drive the streets of Washington D.C. today. Global bioinnovation company Novozymes has partnered with Maryland-based Fiberight to provide the demonstration fuel.
Ford F150 E85 (Photo: Business Wire)
“The advanced biofuels showcased here today demonstrate that the enzyme technology is ready for market. What we need now is commercialization and deployment of advanced biofuels in order to help meet our country’s most pressing energy and environment challenges,” said Adam Monroe, president, Novozymes North America.
During today’s ‘Ride ‘n Drive’ event, government VIP’s and members of the media will get the chance to test drive a flex-fuel Chevrolet HHR at the Washington Convention Center. In the exhibition hall, a flex-fuel Ford F150 – also fuelled with the wastepaper-based biofuel – will be on display throughout the week. Both vehicles run on E85, a blend of 85 percent biofuel and 15 percent gasoline.
Now my first thought was what happens when all the paper and cardboard etc. are gone, this answers that.
Novozymes multi-year research and development efforts have resulted in an enzyme cocktail that can now be used to make advanced biofuel from agricultural residues, municipal waste and energy crops. The biofuel demonstrated at the show is produced by Fiberight. After a sequence of pulping, pre-treatment and wash, enzymes from Novozymes turn the paper and cardboard waste into sugars that are then fermented into biofuel. A sample of the paper feedstock will also be on display throughout the show. ….>>>>>
Now if they could figure out a way to channel the gas being blown, on a daily basis, in Congress, Damn!!