USA: Biofuels CHS to Use Syngenta's Enogen Corn Enzyme for Enhanced Ethanol Production
Syngenta announced an agreement with CHS to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 492-million-liter ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois.
Rochelle/USA and MInnetonka/USA — Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed solution that features the first biotech corn output trait designed specifically to enhance ethanol production. Biotechnology is used to deliver alpha amylase enzyme directly in the grain. According to the supplier, Enogen corn eliminates the need to add liquid alpha amylase and can help an ethanol plant reduce the viscosity of its corn mash, improving plant performance.
CHS ethanol plants manufacture the alcohol-based renewable fuel via an advanced fermenting and distilling process that converts corn into simple sugars. The resulting ethanol product is primarily used as a fuel that is commonly blended with gasoline to increase octane and improve emissions quality. The Rochelle plant is a dry mill corn-based operation and was acquired by CHS in June 2014.