Novozymes is launching a new line of advanced enzymes to increase ethanol yields by converting sugar that would otherwise be wasted.
The Spirizyme® T Portfolio is an advanced suite of glucoamylase enzymes with trehalase and other yield enhancing activities for increased sugar conversion in the industry. Trehalase is an enzyme that converts trehalose, a type of sugar that cannot be fermented to ethanol, to glucose, which is easily fermentable. Trehalose makes up a significant part of the so-called DP2 peak, a measure of residual sugar in an ethanol plant. The more DP2 an ethanol plant can convert; the more ethanol it will produce.
“Reducing residual sugar is key to raise profitability at an ethanol plant. Don’t leave your sugar behind,” says Peter Halling, Vice President – Biofuel, at Novozymes. “The Spirizyme T portfolio provides significant DP2 reduction across the board and offers our customers choice. There are options for plants with specific operating conditions, and plants looking to achieve particular goals, such as shorter fermentation or increasing total yield.”
Novozymes is at the National Ethanol Conference this week and will be sponsoring a presentation on “The Buzz on Big Data: Driving Plant Profitability through Better Data Management” today so stay tuned for our coverage from that event.