Novozymes announces Extenda

8 Oct 2015

Novozymes has announced the launch of Extenda, a new enzyme solution that the company says lowers the cost of converting starch into sweeteners. Targeting the saccharification step, the enzyme produces more dextrose than any other product on the market, Novozymes claims. “We see Extenda as an effective way to break through the processing limits that […]

Novozymes announces Extenda

609px-CaMKIINovozymes has announced the launch of Extenda, a new enzyme solution that the company says lowers the cost of converting starch into sweeteners. Targeting the saccharification step, the enzyme produces more dextrose than any other product on the market, Novozymes claims.

“We see Extenda as an effective way to break through the processing limits that starch producers face,” said Frederik Mejlby, Marketing Director for Novozymes’ Grain Processing.  “Breaking these limits enables processors to reach the industry’s lowest cost of converting starch into sweeteners.”

Extenda is a glucoamylase blend which Novozymes says offers starch producers a wide range of benefits. The resulting dextrose syrup, or D1, is said to be exceptionally pure, and the yield increase means that producers can save raw material input of up to 3% while still meeting production targets.

Extenda also ensures the non-dextrose part of the syrup is lower than ever before, Novozymes says, which allows optimal processing conditions for the producers of sweeteners. Alternatively, producers can choose to run with more solids and less water. Not only will this give energy savings of up to $1.4/MT in evaporation, it also increases seasonal saccharification capacity of up to 17%, at no capital investment, according to the company.

Extenda is the third new solution Novozymes has launched for the starch industry in the past two years. The enzymes are said to complement each other: for example, Extenda’s benefits can be boosted by combining it with Novozymes’ low pH alpha amylase LpHera. “Novozymes is proud to continue innovating for the starch industry, offering varied solutions with one thing in common – a focus on increasing yield, efficiency and sustainability in this important industry,” said Mejlby.