(NAFB)--Novozymes is launching new enzyme technology that can increase ethanol yield from corn up to five-percent and corn oil extraction by 13-percent - all while saving eight-percent energy. These efficiency improvements are achieved by using two new enzymes - Spirizyme Achieve and Olexa - together with another Novozymes enzyme - Avantec. Novozymes Executive Vice President for Business Operations Andrew Fordyce says the new technology allows ethanol producers to make more from less and substantially improve their profit margins.
According to Novozymes - a typical U.S. ethanol plant uses around 36-million bushels of feed-grade corn each year to produce 100-million gallons of fuel ethanol, 300-thousand tons of DDGS and 85-hundred tons of corn oil. With these three enzymes - a typical plant can save up to 1.8-million bushels of corn while maintaining the same ethanol output, increasing corn oil extraction and generating up to five-million dollars in additional profit.