Lallemand announces TransFerm platform milestone

By Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits | June 04, 2019

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, a business unit of Lallemand Inc., is pleased to announce that its TransFerm platform of biotech yeasts has surpassed over 25 billion gallons of ethanol production.

LBDS’s TransFerm (Yield +, RB3 and YP3) platform consists of yeast strains that produce Glucoamylase enzyme within fermentation (which reduces the requirement to purchase exogenous commercial enzymes) and also reduce glycerol production which directly increases ethanol yield.

LBDS was on hand at Elite Octane’s Grand Opening to congratulate them on producing the 25 billionth gallon of ethanol using the TransFerm platform of products. Elite Octane President and CEO, Nick Bowdish commented, “Lallemand yeast products are incredible and the ingenuity that they bring to the fuel ethanol industry makes us more competitive with other liquid transportation fuels. Partnering with LBDS has truly allowed us to push our yield numbers to higher than they have ever been before and we are extremely happy with the TransFerm technology and what it has done for our facility.”

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits President Angus Ballard comments, “LBDS has always been at the forefront in bringing leading technologies to the marketplace. We are very proud of this milestone and will continue to develop these types of value creating products that make ethanol production increasingly efficient. We are proud to be working with producers such as Elite Octane to help them achieve even higher yields and efficiencies than ever thought possible. ”