DuPont, Bock partner to expand biogas enzyme distribution

By DuPong Industrial Biosciences | June 29, 2017

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd. announced a strategic partnership under which Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market. The enzyme technology, OPTIMASH AD-100, has been shown to help biogas producers in the agricultural sector improve yields and process robustness, which ultimately can increase customers’ revenue and profitability while simultaneously increasing offerings in renewable energy.

DuPont intends to provide its OPTIMASH AD-100 enzyme biotechnology, an innovative and easy to use liquid enzyme product that has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters, to Bock for distribution of the biogas enzymes to customers across the United Kingdom.

The biotechnology works by accelerating the breakdown of various materials such as maize silage, grasses, straw, as well as manures and some food wastes, resulting in sugars more suitable for conversion into biogas. DuPont entered the growing biogas sector with the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100 in July 2016.

“Since the launch of DuPont’s enzyme biotechnology OPTIMASH AD-100, we have been confident that our biogas enzymes can help rural and farm communities around the world,” said Jaclyn DeMartini, Ph.D., global business director of Biogas Enzymes, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “This strategic partnership with Bock UK brings our biotechnology to those customers in the U.K. and improves biogas production and economics through the use of DuPont enzyme technologies.”

“We are very proud to form this strategic partnership with DuPont and are eager to bring this biogas enzyme technology to our network of consumers in the United Kingdom,” said Will Wilson, business development manager, Bock UK. “With our expertise in silage storage across the U.K. anaerobic digestion (AD) industry and DuPont’s track record as a world-leading industrial biotechnology company, I am confident that this partnership will produce great results and bring customers an exceptional product that will ultimately increase the financial performance of U.K. AD plants.”