Tag: NCERC

NCERC launches “Future Leaders of Future Fuels” initiative

NCERC launches “Future Leaders of Future Fuels” initiative

October 15, 2020 |

In Illinois, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has launched a new initiative “Future Leaders of Future Fuels,” focused on developing its own employees’ knowledge of the biofuels industry. The Future Leaders have been tasked with three projects to complete in the coming months including a corn ethanol trial, redesigning […]

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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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