Dating back more than 175 years, the corn wet milling industry has seen its share of improvements, including incremental leaps in separation, dewatering and energy efficiencies. While these process enhancements continue today, mechanical separation alone will not deliver the same trajectory of improvements that the industry needs in the coming decades.
At the same time, shifting demand dynamics
for corn-based starch and protein across multiple applications in the food,
feed and industrial sectors is placing more emphasis on production flexibility
and process enhancements that can deliver yield and higher profitability.
Building a new future with biotechnology
Traditional corn wet milling facilities are
responding to this need by incorporating biotechnology, such as enzymes, into
their production process an enabler for lower cost starch and protein
production. Looking ahead, the continued convergence of mechanical milling
technologies with biotechnology has the potential to bring about new
opportunities for corn wet mills to take advantage of growing demand for
Join the experts
On June 3, 9 a.m. EST, Novozymes in
collaboration with The integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory, Illinois,
will host a webinar to discuss the opportunity that biotechnology presents for
corn wet milling now and in future.
The speakers are Dr. Vijay Singh and Scott McLaughlin.
Dr. Singh is a distinguished professor of
Bioprocessing in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and
director of IBRL. His research is on the development of bioprocessing
technologies for corn/biomass to ethanol, advanced biofuels, food and
Scott McLaughlin has spent more than two decades in a variety of production, R&D, and commercial oriented roles in the grain processing industry. He has held several senior roles within Novozymes, where he currently leads Technical Service for the company’s Grain & Beverage organization.
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