DSM continues to invest in the biofuel industry


Headquarter of Royal DSM in Heerlen (The Netherlands)

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, headquartered in the Netherlands, will bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions.

DSM 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.

For starch conversion, DSM’s yeast is tailored to provide a consistent increases ethanol yield, while significantly reducing glycerol production. For fiber conversion, its enzyme formulation maximizes hydrolysis with an enhanced liquefaction capability. In addition, its yeast can convert all available sugars at a high rate including glucose, xylose and arabinose.
For biomass conversion, the Dutch company offers both high performing yeast and enzymes solutions for multiple feedstocks and has an active partnership with POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels and its Liberty plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa for corn stover to ethanol production.

In addition, DSM 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” says Atul Thakrar, President of DSM Bio-based Products and Services. “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, fiber and biomass processes. Product announcements on our solutions will be issued shortly.”

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