Could you be getting more from your grain?

Could you be getting more from your grain?

Let us help you get the best quality and flavor from your distilling process.

Lower-quality grains & rising costs are putting pressure on distillers

Lower-quality grains & rising costs are putting pressure on distillers

A historically inadequate crop, related price increases and steady global demand for feed and malting-quality barley have all contributed to higher raw material costs in malt production. And, industry experts say, that’s not a trend ending anytime soon.
This situation puts distillers in the difficult position of having to accept lower-quality, higher-protein barley, which can lead to reduced ethanol yields. Unfortunately, not all distilleries have processes in place to handle this steep downgrade in feedstock quality.

Many distilleries still rely on outdated production methods and technologies

Many distilleries still rely on outdated production methods and technologies

Of course, even when high quality grains are readily available, running or starting a distillery is challenging. The end-product is dependent on a number of different factors – from the type of grain, equipment, process and yeast to the use and quality of enzymes. 

With so many variables in play, there’s no reason to rely on an antiquated means of breaking down starch and poor production methods. Among other drawbacks, these can lead to inconsistent performance, lower yields and off-flavors. All things to be avoided in a highly competitive market.

Unlock efficiency in your distillery

With our broad portfolio of yeast and enzymes, together with our expert industry knowledge and robust supply chain, we’re able to help you achieve reliable, consistent performance at every stage of the distilling process.

Talk to one of our distilling experts to learn how Novozymes enzymes can unlock enhanced efficiency in your distillery. You can even get a free sample to experience the difference yourself.

Improved production capacity & output

Increased alcohol yields & process consistency

Reduced costs while ensuring high-quality spirits

Why not get the most out of your distilling production?

Why not get the most out of your distilling production?

By taking advantage of the many recent Novozymes innovations in both enzymes and yeast, you can lower viscosity to enable higher solids, reduced energy consumption and improved yeast health – not to mention getting rid of unwanted off-flavors and decreasing your chemical requirements.

This all adds up to cost savings, better products and more satisfied customers.

Get expert advice on opportunities or challenges for your distillery

Get expert advice on opportunities or challenges for your distillery

We’re happy to put you in touch with their industry experts for advice on optimizing your process – you can even request a free sample of Novozymes enzymes selected to meet your specific needs. Simply fill out the form.

Our distilling experts helps you;

  • Improve production capacity and output
  • Increase alcohol yields and process consistency
  • Reduce costs while ensuring high-quality spirits

Complete starch conversion

Complete starch conversion

Achieving complete starch conversion to fermentable sugars starts with a good liquefaction. Our heat-stable alpha-amylases support an efficient, effective liquefaction process. 

These advanced enzymes liquefy gelatinized starch into dextrins and reduce viscosity – a key step towards efficient starch conversion. They also support yeast health with the right nutrient levels at the right time, resulting in a reduction in stress-induced congeners and sustained yeast vitality.

Maximized ethanol yield

Maximized ethanol yield

Our saccharification enzymes efficiently and cost-effectively convert starch and dextrins into glucose even when raw materials and conditions vary. This enables higher ethanol levels, lower residual starch and efficient separation in your downstream process.

Because of the range of side activities, our enzymes also compensate for inefficiencies, if any, in liquefaction processes.

Getting over the viscosity barrier

Getting over the viscosity barrier

Even with good liquefaction and saccharification, you risk ending up with highly viscous mashes. This might happen when you’re working with “small grains” such as rye, wheat, barley and triticale. The cause is water-binding non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs). 

Viscosity-reducing enzymes break down NSPs, enabling you to run high dry solids and with more flexibility in raw materials. With lower viscosity you get less fouling, resulting in less wear on equipment and less cleaning.

Boosting fermentation

Boosting fermentation

A healthy, happy yeast enhances fermentation and the overall distilling process. Our enzyme blend for process enhancement provides more yeast-assimilable nitrogen. The result is a healthier yeast, giving higher yields and faster fermentation.

We are aware that each distillery is unique and so are your needs. In order to find the right solution for you, please connect with our technology specialists.

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Viscosity Reduction in Fermentation

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Viscosity Reduction in Fermentation

Viscosity has a major impact on heat exchange operations such as mash cooking, mash cooling, fermentation cooling, distillation, evaporation, and drying. High viscosity results in poor heat exchange and necessitates the design of larger heat exchange surfaces.

Get expert advice on opportunities or challenges for your distillery

Get expert advice on opportunities or challenges for your distillery

We’re happy to put you in touch with their industry experts for advice on optimizing your process – you can even request a free sample of Novozymes enzymes selected to meet your specific needs. Simply fill out the form.

Our distilling experts helps you;

  • Improve production capacity and output
  • Increase alcohol yields and process consistency
  • Reduce costs while ensuring high-quality spirits

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions

Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping to build better lives.

At Novozymes, we are unique in our dedication to enzymes and microbes. For more than 70 years, our work with these biological problem solvers has made a big difference to our shared world. 
 

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