GERMANY – WeissBioTech, a leading provider of tailored ready-to-use enzymes for the Food and Beverages Industries as well as related markets, has launched Deltabrew Lautermax and Deltabrew Attenumax as part of its worldly used range of brewing enzymes.

The enzyme solutions will equip brewers with the tools they need to address the latest needs in brewing entirely, says WeissBioTech.

Enzymes are essentially added in brewing as processing aids to optimize brewing during mashing or fermentation to increase the production of fermentable sugars, which aid the mash filtration, speed up the maturation process, and, in the case of low-calorie beers, decrease the number of carbohydrates in final products.

Pieter-Jan Heijkoop, director at WeissBioTech, noted the growing popularity of enzymes within the brewery space.

He explained: “The demand for brewing enzymes in the beer segment is expected to witness significant growth due to the rising popularity of beer consumption in general, rise in technological innovations, and growth in the craft beer segment and the number of microbreweries.”

“The growth of brewing enzymes can further be attributed to the increase in the production of flavored and gluten-free beers. Increased costs of raw materials and energy present a major challenge for today’s brewer,” adds Philipp Buss, global sales manager. The impact of climate change brings along an increase in fluctuations in the quality of raw materials.”

According to Future Market Insights, the brewing enzymes market accounts for around 17% of the global food enzymes market and is projected to grow from USD 437.22 million in 2021 to USD 798.41 million by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.92% during the forecast period 2022-2030 by The Brainy Insights.

The first module of the Frankfurt-based company, Deltabrew Lautermax, boasts various enzyme preparations for hydrolyzing beta-glucans, pentosans, and related carbohydrates.

The new tailored range also improves the wort separation rate and efficiency of lautering and mash filtration, reduces the risk of beer haze due to beta-glucans, reduces variations in the process due to crop quality, and improves the efficiency of beer filtration.

The second module, Deltabrew Attenumax, includes various saccharifying enzyme preparations to increase attenuation during mashing or fermentation.

Similarly, it increases the number of fermentable sugars, reduces residual carbohydrates, improves attenuation, and shortens fermentation time while removing beer haze via starch.

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