Liquid enzymes to improve biogas production for agriculture sector

A new strategic partnership to improve biogas production in anaerobic digesters through the use of liquid enzymes has the potential to benefit rural and farm communities on both a financial and environmental level, according to the companies involved. 

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK have teamed up to help increase customers’ revenue and profitability while also helping produce renewable energy.

This will be achieved by DuPont supplying its Optimash AD-100 enzyme biotechnology to Bock to distribute to customers across the UK. The technology is a liquid enzyme product that has been proven to produce up to a 13% increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters. It works by speeding up the breakdown of various materials including silage, grass, straw, manure and some food waste. This results in sugars that are more suitable for conversion into biogas.

“Since the launch of DuPont’s enzyme biotechnolgoy Optimash AD-100, we have been confident that our biogas enzymes can help rural and farm communities around the world,” commented Jaclyn DeMartini PHD, global business director of biogas enzymes at DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “This strategic partnership with Bock UK brings our biotechnology to those customers in the UK and improves biogas production and ecomonics through the use of DuPont enzyme technologies.”

Will Wilson, business development manager at Bock UK, added: “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 UK. With our expertise in silage storage across the UK, anaerobic digestion 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 UK anaerobic digestion plants.”

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