Biogas is a renewable energy source that uses biotechnology to break down and convert waste streams and low-value energy crops (manure, sewage, household waste, grains) into energy and fertilizer. Our enzymes are now being used by more than 100 biogas plants to increase their efficiency by up to 15%. We advise plant operators, plant owners and investors on biomass operation and efficiency improvements. The result: A stable biogas plant and more revenues.
We’re also looking at how to help the industry optimize chemical supplies, specifically by turning away from traditional fossil-feedstock-based refineries to biorefineries that use non-edible crops and agricultural residues as a viable alternative to crude oil and natural gas.
DSM is at the forefront of these game-changing developments. Not only do we produce enzymes and yeasts that form the technological heart of the biomass conversion within the biorefinery; we also create new molecules from what the biorefinery produces, creating renewable products for today and generations to come.