Verenium Launches DELTAZYM GA L-E5 Enzyme for Fuel Ethanol Production

Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance industrial enzyme solutions, today announced that it will now market and sell DELTAZYM GA L-E5, a high performance enzyme for the saccharification of liquefied starch in the fuel ethanol production process. The DELTAZYM GA L-E5 enzyme has demonstrated high ethanol yields at industrial scale using multiple substrates including corn, milo, barley, wheat, and cassava.

“Verenium is pleased to be able to enhance our starch processing product offering with this best-in-class glucoamylase enzyme for fuel ethanol production,” said Janet Roemer, Verenium’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers using both Verenium’s Fuelzyme alpha-amylase and DELTAZYM GA L-E5 have reported increased ethanol yields due to demonstrated synergies between the two enzyme products providing fuel ethanol processing plants with superior cost-performance benefits.”

Verenium estimates the addressable global market for DELTAZYM GA L-E5 for fuel ethanol production to be approximately $200 million annually.

DELTAZYM GA L-E5 is a high activity glucoamylase designed to provide cost benefits and high ethanol yields in fuel ethanol production. DELTAZYM GA L-E5 is used to saccharify liquefied mash from various substrates including corn, milo, barley, wheat, and cassava. When used in combination with Verenium’s Fuelzyme alpha-amylase, fuel ethanol processing plants have seen superior ethanol yields due to the demonstrated synergies between the substrate that the Fuelzyme product provides and the DELTAZYM GA L-E5 product’s main and side activities.

Verenium Corporation is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes for use in industrial processes. Verenium currently sells enzymes developed using its R&D capabilities to industrial customers globally for use in markets including grain and oilseed processing, biofuels, animal health and nutrition, and other specialty industrial processes. Verenium has built a world-class R&D organization renowned for its capabilities in the rapid screening, identification, and bioengineering of novel enzymes that act as catalysts for biochemical reactions. The company harnesses the power of nature and uses its unique, patented technology to create products that transform industries by maximizing efficiency while improving environmental performance.

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