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Siouxland Energy selects Edeniq Cellunator and Pathway Technology

CTBR Staff Writer Published 10 June 2016

Edeniq announced that Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Company’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center, 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 fiber to cellulosic ethanol.

The Pathway Technology utilizes 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 fourth quarter of 2016. 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.

Siouxland Energy Cooperative operations director Jeff Altena said: "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."

Edeniq engineering and operations vice president Cam Cast said: "Our team looks forward to working alongside the Siouxland Energy team to achieve its goals.

"We are committed to helping Siouxland Energy, and each of our customers, leverage existing assets to increase production and profit."

Edeniq president and CEO Brian Thome said: "The ethanol industry is undergoing a transformation toward higher yields and higher value products like cellulosic ethanol.

"Our team has worked tirelessly to provide best-in-class, affordable solutions that position ethanol producers to maximize 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."

Source: Company Press Release