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Royal DSM announces broad product offering for the global biofuels industry

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has announced its continued commitment to bring innovative solutions to the global biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for starch, fibre and biomass conversions.

Corn stover feed at the Poet-DSM Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa (photo courtesy Poet-DSM).

With over a century of experience in research, development and production of biotechnology, Royal DSM says that it continues to invest in the biofuel industry and has a dedicated team working on the development and commercialization of products and services for the industry. Global research facilities exist for the business in Illinois, USA and in Delft, the Netherlands.

The company offers a range of yeast and enzyme solutions that enhance performance based on proprietary technology.

  • For starch conversion, its yeast is tailored to provide a consistently increased ethanol yield, while significantly reducing glycerol production.
  • For fibre conversion, its enzyme formulation maximizes hydrolysis with an enhanced liquefaction capability. In addition, all available sugars can be converted by yeast at a high rate including glucose, xylose and arabinose.
  • For biomass conversion, the company offers both high performing yeast and enzymes solutions for multiple feedstocks and have an active partnership with POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels and its Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa for corn stover to ethanol production.

The yeast and enzymes are manufactured in the USA. In addition, the company offers a unique opportunity for on-site manufacturing of enzymes and the first of its kind facility is currently under construction at POET-DSM.

We are excited about the growth that is taking place in the biofuels industry and the opportunity to offer a variety of different solutions that will enhance production capabilities. DSM is committed to the journey of advancing the industry and looks forward to continuing to work with the market to create valuable solutions that enhance starch, fibre and biomass processes. Product announcements on our solutions will be issued shortly, revealed Atul Thakrar, President of DSM Bio-based Products and Services.

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