Verenium to introduce new enzyme product at FEW

By Verenium Corp. | May 28, 2013

Verenium Corp., a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, announced that the company will introduce the trademarked Deltazym APS protease for use in corn ethanol operations at the upcoming 2013 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 10 - 13 in St. Louis.

Deltazym APS protease is designed to enhance ethanol operations by improving yeast health for more efficient fermentations, while reducing the use of urea and emulsion breakers providing for improved ethanol plant profitability. The product has also been seen to improve corn oil production and ethanol yield in trials and is effective under low pH conditions.  The company expects to begin selling this product in June.

"Deltazym APS is an important addition to our current grain processing product portfolio," said Janet Roemer, chief operating officer.  "Now more than ever, corn ethanol plants are looking for innovative ways to minimize processing costs and maximize yields. Much like our other grain processing enzyme products, this new product can offer corn ethanol producers multiple operational advantages for enhanced profitability."

To learn more about Deltazym APS protease and Verenium's other grain processing enzyme products visit booth 715 at FEW.  In addition, Verenium's director business strategy and marketing, Kulinda Davis will present on proteases for enhanced operations at FEW as part of Track 1: Production and Operations, at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.  

Deltazym APS protease is an acid protease enzyme produced by fermentation of a selected strain of Aspergillus niger and can be used in starch-to-fuel ethanol operations to hydrolyze proteins to amino acids under low pH conditions. Deltazym APS protease has demonstrated advantages in improving fermentation rates and ethanol yields while reducing the use of urea and emulsion breakers. Deltazym APS protease is a registered product of WeissBioTech GmbH and is distributed in the United States by Verenium.