Solutions for every part of the distilling process

Novozymes enzymes for distilling are developed to optimize each step of the process of making high-quality distilled spirits. Whether you are making whisky, gin, vodka or the like, enzymes are essential for reaching a result of good quality.

With Novozymes enzymes, you get improved alcohol yields, more consistent output, and you avoid grain mashes getting stuck. Depending on grain, on quantity, equipment and on type of spirit, the optimal process will be different for each distillery. Novozymes enzymes cater to all usages and add value in all distilling processes.

We are happy to look at how your distillery can benefit from the right enzymes and advice you reach desired output, quality and flavour of the final spirit.

Liquoflow® pHlex DS

Liquoflow® pHlex DS is a heat-stable robust alpha-amylase for low pH liquefaction applications. It gives superior viscosity break at low-pH liquefaction.

Liquoflow® Go 2X

Liquoflow® Go 2X is a unique, heat-stable alpha-amylase for broad pH liquefaction. It gives you superior viscosity break with no calcium requirement. 

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Liquoflow® Yield

Liquoflow® Yield offers low-pH liquefaction with superior viscosity break. It increases conversion in your cook for higher throughput.

Complete starch conversion

Achieving complete starch conversion to fermentable sugars starts with a good liquefaction. Our heat-stable alpha-amylases for liquefaction supports an efficient process. They liquefy gelatinized starch into dextrins and reduce viscosity. Less viscosity is one of the keys towards efficient starch conversion. Apart from thermostability, our advanced alpha amylases are effective across broad pH range and do not need additional calcium.

In addition, our multi-enzyme blends improve your fermentation and throughput. They also support yeast health with the right nutrient levels at the right time. The result is a reduction in stress-induced congeners and sustained yeast vitality.

Let our technical enzyme experts help you identify how to optimize liquefaction.

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Maximize ethanol yield

The goal in saccharification is to maximize starch and dextrin conversion to fermentable sugars.

Our saccharification enzymes efficiently and cost-effectively convert starch and dextrins into glucose even when raw materials and conditions vary. They deliver higher ethanol levels and lower residual starch. With our enzymes you can achieve efficient separation in downstream process.

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

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Getting over the viscosity barrier

Even with good liquefaction and saccharification, you risk ending up with highly viscous mashes. This might happen when you are 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.

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Boosting fermentation

A healthy and a 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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