Tag: NCERC

SIUE ethanol facility names new research director after national search

SIUE ethanol facility names new research director after national search

April 6, 2017 |

In Illinois, following an extensive national search, the NCERC (National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has announced the hiring of Yan Zhang as the director of research/associate research faculty. Zhang will provide scientific and technical excellence for all client-and grant-funded research projects at the center’s pilot plant and laboratories. Zhang started at […]

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NCERC benefits from new technology to boost research program

NCERC benefits from new technology to boost research program

July 24, 2013 |

In Illinois, Littleford Day, Inc. provided the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with its Littleford DVT-130 polyphase system via a 90-day, no-cost lease. The Center leveraged the value of the no-cost lease as matching funds for research grants from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity. As a result, the […]

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Study finds higher ethanol yields when corn is mixed with sorghum

Study finds higher ethanol yields when corn is mixed with sorghum

May 13, 2013 |

In Texas, Sorghum Checkoff in collaboration with the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (formerly the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center) is pleased to announce a successful bench-scale evaluation of sweet sorghum juice sugars with corn mash for the production of fuel ethanol. This study expands upon a commercial-scale trial that was conducted in Hopkinsville, Ky., […]

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NCERC only needs $2.5 million to get add-on technology to commercial scale

NCERC only needs $2.5 million to get add-on technology to commercial scale

November 28, 2012 |

In Illinois, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center says that it will take another $1.8 million to $2.5 million to get this through the remaining steps of R&D to take its technology to produce ethanol from the fibrous portion of the kernel from lab scale to commercial scale. The technology is an add-on that could be […]

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NCERC researchers produce cellulosic ethanol from corn kernels

NCERC researchers produce cellulosic ethanol from corn kernels

May 14, 2012 |

In Illinois, researchers at NCERC have announced a successful production of ethanol from the cellulosic portion of the corn kernel. “Any of the 211 existing ethanol plants in the United States could be retrofitted with existing bolt-on technologies to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn without the need to build new facilities,” said NCERC Director John […]

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