June 11, 2019
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) has announced the launch of DuPont™ OPTIMASH® DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil in dry grind ethanol plants. OPTIMASH® DCO+ provides a flexible solution for ethanol producers to increase corn oil yield without affecting downstream processes or the quality of distillers’ grains.
OPTIMASH® DCO+ is a patent-pending thermostable protease dosed into liquefaction, where it helps to liberate corn oil from the protein and fiber matrix of the corn kernel. Because it is a stand-alone product, ethanol producers can precisely dose OPTIMASH® DCO+ without having to change their alpha amylase.
“We strongly believe that the precision and performance offered by OPTIMASH® DCO+ is the right tool to help ethanol producers achieve additional profitability through greater corn oil yield,” said Troy Wilson, Global Industry Leader for the XCELIS™ Ethanol Solutions platform at DuPont. “We are excited to deliver this innovation for the ethanol industry.”
OPTIMASH® DCO+ is a part of the XCELIS™ Ethanol Solutions platform by DuPont.
About DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences applies expert science to advance market-driven, healthy and sustainable solutions for the food, beverage, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries. We also use cutting-edge biotechnology across a range of markets to advance bio-based solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations. We are innovative solvers who help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities. For more information: www.dupontnutritionandhealth.com or www.biosciences.dupont.com.
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Read the original press release: DuPont launches OPTIMASH® DCO+ at 2019 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo