Sekab, Taurus Energy technology may raise ethanol plant efficiency 40 percent

September 28, 2010 |

In Sweden, ethanol producer Sekab and Swedish technology specialist Taurus Energy will begin a two-month trial on ethanol production from corn waste next month in partnership with two Swedish universities, Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University.

The trial involves development of improved yeast strains and more intensive sugar extraction that is expected to lead to higher ethanol yields and the development of improved yeast strains. Parts of the corncob that would usually be discarded, such as the leaves and stems, will also be used in the ethanol production process, boosting the corn plant’s efficiency by up to 40 per cent.

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