DuPont Launches OPTIMASH DCO+

Carrie Muehling

A new product from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) will help ethanol producers to increase corn oil yield. DuPont™ OPTIMASH® DCO+ allows for increased recovery of corn oil in dry grind ethanol plants.

OPTIMASH® DCO+ is a patent-pending thermostable protease dosed into liquefaction, where it helps to liberate corn oil from the protein and fiber matrix of the corn kernel. Because it is a stand-alone product, ethanol producers can precisely dose OPTIMASH® DCO+ without having to change their alpha amylase.

“We strongly believe that the precision and performance offered by OPTIMASH® DCO+ is the right tool to help ethanol producers achieve additional profitability through greater corn oil yield,” said Troy Wilson, Global Industry Leader for the XCELIS™ Ethanol Solutions platform at DuPont. “We are excited to deliver this innovation for the ethanol industry.”

OPTIMASH® DCO+ is a part of the XCELIS™ Ethanol Solutions platform by DuPont.

Dupont, Ethanol