Thumbs Up For DDGs Produced Using Taurus Energy's XyloFerm

  • Wednesday, 01 February 2017 10:50

An expert panel convened by Taurus Energy has issued a favorable opinion on dried distillers grains (DDGs) produced using the company's yeast platform, XyloFerm.

Taurus Energy's XyloFerm yeast platform is a cellulosic yeast that offers minimal byproduct formation with a high tolerance for inhibitors common with cellulosic substrates. DDGs are a co-product of ethanol production that is used as a high-protein animal feed. 

In November 2016, Quad County Corn Processors in Iowa submitted DDGs produced with XyloFerm and unmodified yeast respectively to an independent laboratory for an analysis. That analysis was then reviewed by an expert panel convened by Taurus Energy, who have now given the thumbs up for DDGs produced using XyloFerm.

In a statement yesterday, Taurus Energy said the panel found DDGs produced by XyloFerm could be beneficial in providing a nutrient-dense option in livestock diet.

Moreover, according to Taurus Energy, the panel said the genetic modifications made to create XyloFerm do not alter the safety assessments or risk profile of DDGs.

You can read the full press release from Taurus Energy here.