DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT in supply agreement for biogas enzymes
25 November 2016
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH recently announced a supply agreement where DuPont will supply enzymes for incorporation in biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT. Enzyme technology has been proven to improve biogas yields and process robustness, ultimately increasing customers’ revenue and profitability while increasing offerings in renewable energy.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences will provide its FIBREZYME G4 enzyme biotechnology to MIAVIT for inclusion inMiaMethan ProCut, a new biogas ingredient for the agricultural sector sold by MIAVIT. MiaMethan ProCut helps improve the breakdown of poorly digestible materials to allow for more efficient conversion to biogas.
In July, DuPont announced its entry into the growing biogas sector with the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, an innovative new liquid enzyme product that has been shown to produce up to a 13% increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters. FIBREZYME G4, the company’s latest enzyme offering, available in powder format, helps reduce the viscosity of poorly digestible materials by more than 60%, thereby allowing faster processing time.
Enzymes work by accelerating the breakdown of various materials such as plant fibers, paper, animal and farm wastes, as well as protein-rich materials, such as food waste and manure, resulting in sugars and amino acids more suitable for conversion into biogas.