Quad County Corn Processors Produces 1 Million Gallons of Cellulosic Ethanol

Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) recently announced it has produced one million gallons of cellulosic ethanol using Cellerate technology at its Galva, Iowa ethanol production facility. QCCP began producing cellulosic ethanol at its 35 million gallon per year capacity corn-ethanol facility in 2014.Cellerate process schematic

“With Cellerate process technology, we are able to extract more ethanol out of the same kernel of corn,” stated QCCP CEO Delayne Johnson. “The combination of Cellerate and Enogencorn enzyme technology allowed us to produce advanced and cellulosic ethanol while decreasing natural gas usage, increasing ethanol throughput and reducing energy consumption. This technology package is very appealing for ethanol plants looking to improve their bottom line.”

“Ethanol plants can easily integrate Cellerate process technology into their existing production process,” stated Jack Bernens, head of marketing for Enogen. “In conjunction with Enogen corn enzyme technology, Cellerate is capable of delivering notable benefits to ethanol plants beyond what can be achieved through either technology alone.”

QCCP was recently honored with the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 2015 Industry Award at the 20th Annual National Ethanol Conference in recognition of its achievements in advancing the use of cellulosic ethanol technology. The RFA Industry Award is bestowed annually to individuals or groups that demonstrate great dedication and innovation within the renewable fuels industry.

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