VISALIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edeniq, Inc., a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, today announced that Siouxland Energy Cooperative (“SEC”) has successfully installed Edeniq’s Cellunators and has started production of cellulosic ethanol using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology at its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center, Iowa. With Edeniq providing technical support, SEC is preparing to file a registration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency for D3 RINs.
The Cellunator high-shear milling equipment is a leading yield-enhancement technology that offers the most significant and consistent increase in ethanol yield and corn oil recovery, as well as enables the highest production of cellulosic ethanol when integrated with Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. Edeniq’s Pathway Technology is the lowest-cost solution for producing and measuring cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber utilizing existing fermenters at corn ethanol plants and has produced up to 2.5% cellulosic ethanol, up to a 7% increase in overall ethanol yield, and additional corn oil recovery.
“Edeniq met our every expectation,” said Jeff Altena, SEC’s Operations Director. “The installation of the Cellunators was on schedule and budget, and we are pleased with the increased yield of ethanol both from starch and cellulosic fiber. We would like to thank the USDA for grants toward the Cellunator installation.”
“We really appreciated the cooperation from Jeff Larson, SEC’s plant manager, and his team to achieve a rapid and successful installation and start-up,” said Cam Cast, Chief Operating Officer for Edeniq. “We were pleased to complete the start-up in the fourth quarter of last year so that SEC can enjoy the high value of D3 RINs for 2017.”
About Edeniq, Inc.
Edeniq has developed leading processes for producing low-cost cellulosic sugars and cellulosic ethanol. Edeniq’s capital light and operationally efficient solutions can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries that produce ethanol, other biofuels, biochemicals, and/or bio-based products. Edeniq currently sells or licenses its technologies to biorefineries in the United States. Edeniq was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Visalia, California with a field office in Omaha, Nebraska. More information can be found at www.edeniq.com.