What is Liquefaction?
How do enzymes help the liquefaction process?
Liquefaction is an essential part of the ethanol fuel production process. Enzymes called alpha-amylases play a big part in improving this process.
Novozymes Fortiva®, Avantec® and Liquozyme® alpha-amylases are enzymes developed specifically for the bioenergy sector. These tiny wonders allow ethanol fuel producers to ramp up the liquefaction process and have an improved starch conversion and biofuel yield. Liquozyme® also performs exceptionally well at low pH levels, which allows producers to save on chemical use.
With Novozymes’ Fortiva®, you have the capability to solubilize untapped, difficult starch, so you can release more sugars while also running a more efficient and flexible production process.
- Improve ethanol yield
- Solubilize more starch
- Increase corn oil production
- Broad temperature performance from 185°F-195°F, optimized to 195°F
Plant trials with Avantec® show immediate improvements in operating performance, including a 70% reduction in urea. Tests also show an 80% increase in corn oil production – even when eliminating protease.
- Higher starch ethanol yields than any competitive enzymes
- Significant viscosity reduction for increased throughput
- 70-90% Reduction in nitrogen input for cleaner bioenergy production
- Increased corn ethanol yield
- Liquefaction protease for improved and more consistent nutrition during fermentation of ethanol
Novozymes Liquozyme® is a range of alpha-amalyses for liquefaction that help create a more efficient ethanol production process that is better for the environment.
- Broad pH range (pH 5.0 – 6.0)
- Super-concentrated formulations
- Capable of handling higher solids
- Elimination of added calcium