Danish biotechnology company Novozymes launches new dough improving ingredient

DENMARK — Global biotechnology company Novozymes has introduced Gluzyme Fortis- a new ingredient which it says strengthens gluten and improves the dough.

According to Novozymes, the biological solution makes it easier for bakeries to handle dough and produce bread under warm and difficult climatic conditions.

Long supply chains, storage temperature and tough climatic conditions are some of the challenges that impact how ingredients perform during production of bread and ultimately impact the final bread.

 “With Gluzyme Fortis, Novozymes has made a new solution to help the industry meet these challenges by developing improvers, corrected flour or pre-mixes that withstand tough conditions in the supply chain and during production of the bread,” said Adam Benjamin Vestergaard Diggle, director at Novozymes.

Gluzyme Fortis is based on a glucose oxidase, an important enzyme already used in many bakery formulations where it improves dough processability and enable production of consumer appealing baked products.

In a statement, Novozymes noted that the solution delivers the benefits of Novozymes’ original glucose oxidase, but in an even more consistent and robust way than any other glucose oxidase in the market.

“Gluzyme Fortis comes with built in robustness to the temperature variations that may occur to improvers, flour and pre-mixes during storage and transportation,” Diggle said.

“It’s a biological way to improve dough machinability and to produce bread with great volume, nice bloom and an appealing appearance.”

The baking industry faces the challenges of inconsistent and long supply chains, where raw material, including glucose oxidase, are exposed to extreme temperatures that can really impact their final performance.

“We’ve developed Gluzyme Fortis to withstand tough conditions and help bakeries produce bread wherever they are in the world, and especially for those who operate in warm climates and remote areas,” Diggle said.

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The Novozymes director further noted that the new ingredient is the “first shelf stable Glucose oxidase on the market given that it can be stored at ambient temperatures for two years.”

In December this year, Novozymes also expanded its portfolio of innovative enzyme solutions for the bioenergy industry with the launch of Fortiva Hemi.

According to Novozymes, Fortiva Hemi brings novel enzymes to liquefaction that deliver greater than 10% oil yield improvement and up to 1% ethanol yield gain above Novozymes’ industry leading Fortiva Revo liquefaction solutions.

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