What is fermentation?
Corn-based ethanol is one of the most common ethanol fuels. Ethanol from corn is created via a basic fermentation process that converts the plant’s sugars into alcohol. Yeast or other bacteria are then added to the biomass, which in turn feeds on those sugars to produce ethanol fuel and CO2.
The resulting corn ethanol is then distilled and dehydrated to become ready to use in automobiles. As a bonus, the leftover solids can be used as feed for cattle.
What’s yeast got to do with it?
Why is yeast vital for ethanol fuel production?
Learn more about Innova® yeasts
Ideal for plants with >52-hour fermentation times, Innova® Force is the most flexible, advanced enzyme expressing yeast, available in cream or dry form.
- Expands throughput by fermenting high dry solids
- Tolerant to high temperature excursions and high lactic acid events
- Significantly reduces need for additional yeast nutrients
- Produces powerful starch-scavenging enzymes and an advanced, novel glucoamylase
- Maximizes fermentation kinetics and starch conversion
Now you can operate your bioenergy plant at higher temperatures year-round to achieve better production levels. Using a yeast bred to power through heat excursions up to 98°F/~37°C, you can diminish plant downtime, increase efficiency and output in any season, and potentially decrease cooling costs.
- Maintain ethanol fuel production with high organic acid events
- Run faster fermentations at higher solids
- Maximize starch conversion
Innova®Lift yeast is aimed at production plants with longer fermentation times, generally 57 hours or more.
- Reliably produce ethanol at temperature excursions up to 98°F
- Work through spikes in lactic acids up to 0.4%
- Up to 2-4% enhanced ethanol yield as compared to conventional dry yeast
- Up to 100% reduction of "yeast food"
- Maximize starch utilization