Verenium To Introduce New Enzyme Product At 2013 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

-- Deltazym® APS protease improves process economics in corn ethanol production--

May 28, 2013, 08:00 ET from Verenium Corporation

SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today announced that the Company will introduce Deltazym® APS protease for use in corn ethanol operations, at the upcoming 2013 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) to be held June 10 - 13, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. 


Deltazym® APS protease is designed to enhance ethanol operations by improving yeast health for more efficient fermentations, while reducing the use of urea and emulsion breakers providing for improved ethanol plant profitability.  The product has also been seen to improve corn oil production and ethanol yield in trials and is effective under low pH conditions.  The Company expects to begin selling this product in June of 2013.

"Deltazym® APS is an important addition to our current grain processing product portfolio," said Janet Roemer, Chief Operating Officer at Verenium.  "Now more than ever, corn ethanol plants are looking for innovative ways to minimize processing costs and maximize yields. Much like our other grain processing enzyme products, this new product can offer corn ethanol producers multiple operational advantages for enhanced profitability."

To learn more about Deltazym® APS protease and Verenium's other grain processing enzyme products visit booth #715 at FEW.  In addition, Verenium's Director Business Strategy and Marketing, Kulinda Davis, Ph.D, will present on proteases for enhanced operations at FEW as part of Track 1: Production and Operations, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM CT.  

About Deltazym® APS Protease Deltazym® APS protease is an acid protease enzyme produced by fermentation of a selected strain of Aspergillus niger and can be used in starch-to-fuel ethanol operations to hydrolyze proteins to amino acids under low pH conditions. Deltazym® APS protease has demonstrated advantages in improving fermentation rates and ethanol yields while reducing the use of urea and emulsion breakers. Deltazym® APS protease is a registered product of WeissBioTech GmbH and is distributed in the United States by Verenium.

About Verenium Verenium, an industrial biotechnology company, is a global leader in developing high-performance enzymes.  Verenium's tailored enzymes are environmentally friendly, making products and processes greener and more cost-effective for industries, including the global food and fuel markets.  Read more at

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