Edeniq, Inc., a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, has announced that Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the company’s Cellunator™ and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gal./y ethanol plant located in Sioux Centre, Iowa. The Cellunator high shear milling equipment is a leading yield enhancement technology that offers the most significant and consistent increase in ethanol yield and corn oil production.
The Pathway Technology integrates the Cellunator equipment with cellulase enzymes to convert corn kernel fibre to cellulosic ethanol. The Pathway Technology utilises existing fermentation and distillation equipment to produce up to 2.5% cellulosic ethanol and up to a 7% increase in overall ethanol yield.
Siouxland Energy Cooperative expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol in the 4Q16. There is no capital investment associated with the enzymatic process for producing cellulosic ethanol.
Edeniq is the leader in developing analytical methods to quantify cellulosic ethanol co-produced with conventional ethanol during fermentation, which is required to access regulatory value including D3 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits, and the Second Generation Biofuel Producer tax credit.
“We selected Edeniq because we are able to achieve three of our goals – yield enhancement, additional corn oil production, and cellulosic ethanol production – with one investment and in six months’ time,” said Jeff Altena, Operations Director of Siouxland Energy Cooperative.
“Our team looks forward to working alongside the Siouxland Energy team to achieve its goals,” said Cam Cast, Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Edeniq. “We are committed to helping Siouxland Energy, and each of our customers, leverage existing assets to increase production and profit.”
“The ethanol industry is undergoing a transformation toward higher yields and higher value products like cellulosic ethanol,” said Brian Thome, President and CEO of Edeniq. “Our team has worked tirelessly to provide ‘best in class’, affordable solutions that position ethanol producers to maximise their plant economics over time as ethanol and cellulosic ethanol prices fluctuate. We are excited that more and more customers are choosing to partner with us.”
Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle
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