Second-generation biofuels, which are based on these renewable raw materials, have a significantly reduced effect on the climate and energy balance, when compared to the first-generation biofuels being used today, such as biodiesel derived from rapeseed oil. Moreover, they do not compete with the cultivation of crops for food and animal feed.
Süd-Chemie will be supplying its knowledge in biocatalysts and bio-processing technology, while Linde through its subsidiary Linde-KCA-Dresden has a high level of expertise in chemical and biotechnological plant engineering.
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