July 19, 2016 – DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched OPTIMASH AD-100, a new enzyme product to help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness.
OPTIMASH AD-100 has been shown to produce up to a 13 per cent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters. The enzyme breaks down organic matter – like food, paper, animal and farm wastes – resulting in sugars more suitable for biogas-producing microorganisms. The addition of this enzyme into the biomethane process improves the profitability for customers and operators by reducing feedstock requirements and increasing biogas production.
“DuPont is entering this market with an offering that is backed by decades of experience in the global industrial enzyme business,” said Conrad Burke, global marketing director. “Customers can expect this technology to increase biogas production, improve biogas quality, shorten process time and reduce mixing costs – all supported by a global organization with continuous investment in R&D.”
Methane biogas is primarily used to generate electricity or is compressed and inserted into the pipeline gas grid.