DuPont Industrial Biosciences launches enzyme product for biogas

By DuPont Industrial Biosciences | July 07, 2016

This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability.

OPTIMASH AD-100 represents DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ entry into the growing biogas sector, with an enzyme that has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters. The enzyme breaks down organic matter–like food, paper, animal and farm wastes–resulting in sugars more suitable for biogas-producing microorganisms. The addition of this enzyme into the biomethane process improves the profitability for customers and operators by reducing feedstock requirements and increasing biogas production.

“DuPont is entering this market with an offering that is backed by decades of experience in the global industrial enzyme business,” said Conrad Burke, global marketing director. “Customers can expect this technology to increase biogas production, improve biogas quality, shorten process time and reduce mixing costs–all supported by a global organization with continuous investment in R&D.”

Methane biogas is primarily used to generate electricity or is compressed and inserted into the pipeline gas grid.  DuPont’s Burke will be presenting at the U.K. AD & Biogas 2016 conference July 6 in Birmingham, England.