Viscozyme®

Boosting both ethanol capacity and profitability

Producing fuel ethanol from cereals such as wheat and triticale can present quite a challenge. Non-starch polysaccharides, such as arabinoxylans and other pentosans, create high viscosity.  Such viscosity limits the dry substance level in the process, increasing energy and water consumption and lowering ethanol yield. Non-starch polysaccharides further negatively impact downstream processing by reducing the efficiency of separation, evaporation, and heat exchange.
 
The Viscozyme solutions can enable your plant to overcome these challenges and offers benefits:
 
Flexible raw material choice
• Enjoy the reduced viscosity level of non-starch polysaccharides  while reducing process variations due raw material changes
• Use wheat and triticale independently or in conjunction with other raw materials

Increased ethanol production capacity

• Boost ethanol output due to more dry substance in the mash

Reduced overall operating costs
• Save energy as the higher dry substance levels means that less water has to be heated, cooled, and evaporated
• Benefit from better heat exchange operations due to better mash flow