DuPont Industrial Biosciences Launches New Enzyme Product for Biogas Industry

State-of-the-Art Biotechnology Offering Will Increase Methane Yields and Improve Profitability

WILMINGTON, Del., July 6, 2016 - Today, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH® AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability.

OPTIMASH® AD-100 represents DuPont Industrial Biosciences' entry into the growing biogas sector, with an enzyme that has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent 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. DuPont's Burke will be presenting at the UK AD & Biogas 2016 conference July 6 in Birmingham, England.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences works with customers across a wide range of industries to improve products and make processes more sustainable. Through a unique combination of biotechnology, chemical and material science capabilities, DuPont is focused on providing market-driven, biobased solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting the environment for future generations.biogas-optimash
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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