Enzymes for biomass conversion
Achieve your lowest total cost of production
Improve your cellulosic ethanol production efficiency
The process of freeing cellulose and hemicellulose from lignocellulosic biomass is intensive. That can increase your cost of production. Every optimization to pretreatment, hydrolysis and downstream processes improves your plant's efficiency. Our Cellic® range is built on insights gained through 20-plus-years of partnership with the cellulosic industry. By helping you optimize your process, Cellic® blends bring you closer to your lowest total cost of production.
A partner you can trust
More than two decades of large-scale research & development has made us a leader in biomass conversion. The world’s leading commercial-scale biomass conversion plants use our enzymes. We honor that trust with a continuing commitment to make our product offering even better and our supply chain even stronger. We have production facilities on four continents and warehouses all over the world. This helps us deliver the supply-chain continuity your plant needs.
Efficiently hydrolyze a wide range of lignocellulosic biomass
Agricultural residues including wheat straw, rice straw, bagasse, corn stover and cobs are all sources of lignocellulosic biomass. Other examples include soft wood and hard wood forestry residues and municipal waste. Lignocellulose can also come from energy crops including miscanthus and bamboo. Whatever your cellulosic feedstock, our proven, cost-effective Cellic® enzyme blends can efficiently hydrolyze it into simple sugars.
How lignocellulose is converted to cellulosic ethanol
To allow enzymes to work, the lignocellulosic biomass needs to be broken down into pulp. After this pre-treatment step, enzymes can hydrolyze cellulose and hemicellulose into simple sugars. Yeast can then ferment the resulting simple sugars into cellulosic ethanol. The sugars can also act as feedstock for biogas production. They can also form sustainable building blocks for other products such as green chemicals.
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Innovation tailored to your plant’s needs
Our tailored blends are built on cutting-edge enzymatic technology. They could help you achieve the right match for your substrates and process conditions. So why not reach out and explore your plant’s suitability for a tailored blend?