Quad County Corn Processors EPA Certified to Generate D3 RINs
October 27, 2014 - Issue #202View Full Issue
Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) in Galva, Iowa recently achieved Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to generate D3 Renewable Identification Numbers(RINs) for cellulosic ethanol produced using the Cellerate process technology. Cellerate uses the corn kernel fiber to produce cellulosic ethanol and is a collaboration between Syngentaand Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of QCCP.
“The biofuels industry now has the technology available to create two billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol – with no more corn,” statedQCCP CEO Delayne Johnson. “QCCP is proud to be one of the first companies to issue D3 RINs. We look forward to higher D3 RIN requirements in 2015 as new production comes on.”
“Cellerate is designed to increase an ethanol plant’s production by allowing the corn kernel fiber to be converted into cellulosic ethanol,” stated Enogen® Head of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations Jack Bernens. “Ethanol plants can easily integrate Cellerate process technology into their existing production process. Cellerate, in conjunction with Enogen corn, will deliver notable benefits to ethanol plants beyond what can be achieved through either technology alone.”
QCCP earned D3 pathway approval from the EPA on October 7 and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) certification on Oct. 10. Clearing these hurdles led to production of QCCP’s first QAP D3 RINs on Oct. 16.