QCCP and Syngenta join the Advanced Ethanol Council

January 19, 2015 |

In Washington, Quad County Corn Processors and Syngenta have joined the Advanced Ethanol Council. The two companies are currently engaged in a joint venture to develop, license and deploy Cellerate — a “bolt on” cellulosic ethanol process technology easily integrated into existing corn ethanol production processes. The integration of this technology into QCCP’s 35 million gallon per year ethanol facility will allow the plant to produce an additional 2 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year, reduce natural gas input at the plant and boost corn oil production by roughly 300 percent.

“We are very excited about our ability to develop a cellulosic biofuel technology that increases ethanol throughput and corn oil extraction while reducing energy input and carbon emissions,” said Delayne Johnson, chief executive officer of QCCP. “It is this type of value proposition that makes the future of cellulosic ethanol so bright.”

“As Syngenta continues to explore new technologies that will contribute to the future success of the ethanol industry, it is clear that the Cellerate joint venture and the Advanced Ethanol Council share a strong focus on facilitating the commercialization and growth of the advanced ethanol industry,” said David Witherspoon, head of renewable fuels for Syngenta. “And we must continue to engage in policy discussions to ensure the long-term stability and success of advanced biofuels.”

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