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Danisco invest in climate and environment improvement research projects

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Danisco  will be investing over the next few years in two climate projects with DuPont and Goodyear. Climate and environmental improvements are high on Danisco’s agenda. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions and the production of petroleum-based products.

The fastest growing climate problem globally is the emission of greenhouse gases from, for instance, cars. Fortunately, there are alternatives to petroleum-based fuels. Danisco have aimed to introduce a competitive technology for the production of second-generation bioethanol.

Tom Knutzen, CEO, Danisco, is a member of the panel at the current Nordic Climate Solutions conference in Bella Center. Danisco’s enzyme division, Genencor, has entered into a joint venture with DuPont on the development of processes and plants for the production of second-generation bioethanol.

Together with Goodyear, Danisco will be producing rubber based on biotechnology rather than petrochemicals.

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