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Enogen Corn for Ethanol Plants

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Enogen Increases Efficiency

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Enogen® corn enzyme technology enables process flexibility that results in increased profit potential for ethanol producers. Using modern biotechnology to deliver robust alpha amylase enzyme directly in the grain, Enogen corn eliminates the need to add liquid alpha amylase, reduces production costs and improves process efficiency.

With Enogen grain, your ethanol plant can

  • Dramatically reduce slurry viscosity to increase solids loading in liquefaction and fermentation tanks
  • Reduce natural gas, electricity and water use
  • Reduce liquid enzyme and chemical costs, including pH modifications and maintenance chemicals
  • Add economic value to your community by sourcing high-quality grain from local growers

The Enogen Integration Process

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After your ethanol plant has signed a commercial agreement, Syngenta works directly with local corn growers to contract the necessary Enogen grain. Only 15 percent of the total corn grind needs to be Enogen grain in order to achieve the desired results. Growers are paid a per-bushel premium above market rates for supplying your plant’s alpha amylase enzyme.

Syngenta works closely with ethanol plants every step of the way to make the conversion from liquid alpha amylase to Enogen grain a success.


More Ethanol From the Same Kernel of Corn

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Cellerate process technology converts corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol in a revolutionary procedure, increasing an ethanol plant's production. With Cellerate, ethanol producers are able to extract more ethanol from the same kernel of corn.

Cellerate enables your ethanol plant to leverage its existing infrastructure to produce cellulosic ethanol and significantly increase throughput. Without changes to the conventional starch ethanol process, Cellerate offers advantages to your plant including pre-treatment in the fiber that allows whole stillage processing without the requirement to separate all the fiber and starch.

Cellerate enhanced by Enogen corn could help you achieve:

  • A significant increase in total ethanol production
  • Feed co-products with higher protein content
  • Improved corn oil yield

What are plants saying about Enogen

Tom Willis

Tom Willis
CEO
Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC

Bottom-line Savings at Bonanza Bioenergy
“Enogen corn has created true value for the Bonanza Bioenergy ethanol plant operation. We saw a number of benefits with Enogen grain such as enhanced breakdown of starch in our fermenters, and in energy and water savings. It goes directly to our bottom line. We’re in a very competitive business and we feel this product is a powerful contributor in saving us pennies, which add up quickly over the course of a year. We’re really excited about Syngenta’s commitment to continue to introduce new technology that ties processing with the producer. ”

Travis Brotherson

Travis Brotherson
Plant Engineer
Quad County Corn Processors

Improving Efficiency with Quad County Corn Processors
“Quad County Corn Processors began using Enogen corn in a trial in 2009 to improve plant profitability. Travis Brotherson, QCCP plant engineer, recalls the immediate change in the ethanol plant’s production after adding Enogen grain.

“The plant smoothed out so much,” he said. “The alpha-amylase enzyme thinned out our liquefactions and we could actually hear the machinery begin to run smoother. It was an exciting time; we immediately saw the opportunities we had for increasing our alcohol yield and throughput, while reducing our use of energy.”

Prior to using Enogen grain, QCCP was spending approximately half a million dollars annually on liquid alpha amylase enzyme. Now that money can go to local farmers, who, by growing Enogen corn, have become enzyme suppliers. ”


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