Sarah A. Teter
Dr. Sarah A. Teter is Global Manager of Biomass R&D at Novozymes. Teter’s R&D teams have had a significant impact in reducing costs for production of cellulosic ethanol. Since 2001, when Novozymes initiated focused work on delivering enzymes for biomass conversion, Teter has been a key part of innovative research programs developing improved cellulases, hemicellulases, and auxillary enzymes. Teter has extensive experience in coordinating multidisciplinary research teams, as well as customer-facing application engineering projects. Teter’s technical training includes post-doctorate studies at University of Michigan (1999-2001) and Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry (1997-1999), a Ph.D. from UC Davis (1997), and a B.A. from Swarthmore College (1992).
Novoymes Cellic enzymes – Tailored solutions for first-of-a kind commercial biorefineries
In recent years, several industry front-runners have ramped up cellulosic ethanol production in commercial scale biorefineries. Novozymes Cellic® enzyme products are used in most of these plants, and new producers entering the market space look to Novozymes to provide biocatalysts to enable expansion of this growing industry. A diverse set of biomass feedstocks and fundamentally unique technologies in the marketplace have led Novozymes to deploy tailored enzyme cocktails, with biocatalysts designed to meet specific customer needs. Close collaboration with leaders in the biomass biorefining industry brings opportunities to further reduce biofuel production costs.