Genencor, unveiled a new enzyme product which, says the company,
significantly improves the process of converting corn to ethanol by increasing
throughput and the value of its by-product, distiller's dried grain with
solubles (DDGS) used as a component in formulating animal feed.
Called Maxaliq™ ONE, the new enzyme product offers the next generation
technology that continues to advance the production of biofuels. The product
contains a thermostable enzyme that is used as a processing aid to reduce
viscosity of the liquefact and break down phytic acid in grains to create a
higher value by-product DDGS.
"The enzyme offers a variety of plant
processing benefits to ethanol producers and contributes to a more sustainable
environment by reducing non-digestible, phosphorous containing phytic acid in
DDGS," said Brian Carter, vice president for grain processing. "Our partnership
with the biofuels industry has created a demand for constantly improving
technology. We're pleased to offer a second generation product to respond to
According to Carter, the new enzyme blend used in
conjunction with Genencor's Phytase Amylase Liquefaction System (PALS), reduces
viscosity and reduces mash phytic acid in the dry-mill process. The
addition of a simple step at the beginning of the process therefore results in
efficient liquefaction. "Maxaliq™ ONE improves the sustainability values of two
industries, ethanol and animal nutrition," said Brian Carter.
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