Novozymes launches new enzyme and yeast product for ethanol industry

June 25, 2019
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The first product is Fortiva, an alpha-amylase that boosts ethanol yield by 1% with minimal impact on operational efficiency. The second product is Innova Force, a new yeast technology that Novozymes claims eliminates the need for yeast food and reduces urea production, resulting in savings of up to $400,000 for 100+ MGY ethanol plants. Despite the fact that 1G ethanol is commercial, it is a large market with few technology innovations, which leaves room for enzyme and yeast developers to quickly gain market share with their new solutions. According to the press release, Novozymes' new yeast products that it launched last year are already adopted in a quarter of all 1G ethanol plants in the U.S.

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