Quad County Corn Processors to evaluate Taurus’ XyloFerm on industrial scale 

April 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, Quad County Corn Processors, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy have established an industrial-scale trial for Taurus’ XyloFerm in the Cellerate process.

After preliminary lab-scale trials of XyloFerm in the CellerateTM process and obtained GRAS status for the XyloFerm yeast strain Quad County Corn Processors, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy has agreed to proceed to industrial scale trials, performing a series of tests in 385 000 gallon fermentation vessels. The trials will begin in April and will investigate the scale-up effects on technical and economic factors.

Cellerate process technology allows for production of cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber.In 2014, Syngenta announced an agreement with Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP), to be the exclusive marketer of Cellerate process technology to ethanol plants in North America. The process has been shown to boost ethanol production by 26 % (20% throughput increase and 6% yield increase) when used in combination with Syngenta’s Enogen corn.

”We are excited to now being able to add a C5 yeast as the final piece of the puzzle to maximize plant productivity with our patented CellerateTM process”, says Delayne Johnson, CEO of QCCP.

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits will supply XyloFerm in the form of Stabilized Liquid Yeast (SLY) and dosing system to Quad County Corn Processors for the trial, as well as provide on-site support during the trial.

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