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Novozymes exec: Associated Press stories don’t tell the truth about ethanol

Editor’s note: WRAL TechWire reached out to Novozymes – a leading global producer of enzyme technology for use in production of biofuels from corn stover, wood chips, switch grass and municipal solid waste, for its reaction to a series of Associated Press stories earlier this month that were quite critical of the ethanol industry. On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the first time since 2007 is proposing that production of ethanol be reduced by 3 billion gallons to 15 billion. Adam Monroe is president of Novozymes Americas, which is based in Franklinton, N.C. The company employs 525 people...

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Ethanol debate: N.C. firm defends use of biofuels

Editor’s note: The request of N.C. Governor Bev Perdue for a waiver from the EPA for ethanol requirements in fuel triggered strong reaction for Novozymes, a global leader in development if biofuel technology. But as the drought continues and fuel as well as corn prices keep rising, the debate isn’t likely to end any time soon. Several other governors have also made Renewable Fuel Standard waiver requests, a move supported by various livestock associations which are worried about increasing feed costs.  To explore the issue, WRAL TechWire is publishing opinions on both sides of the ethanol issue. The pro,...

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