“1.5 Gen” Technologies Could Boost Cellulosic Ethanol Production by Nearly 2 Billion Gallons

On August 30, D3MAX joined a growing list of companies by announcing that they are ready to deploy a “1.5 gen” ethanol technology at the Ace Ethanol facility in Stanley, Wisconsin.  The 1.5 gen technology allows first generation ethanol facilities (corn ethanol) to convert corn kernel fiber to ethanol.  The overall result is a new technology at existing ethanol plants that could potentially squeeze anywhere from 1.5 billion to 2 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol from existing corn feedstocks.  

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Headlines:

1. Fuel Waiver Opens Door for E15

2. Icahn Sees Biofuels Fight Deepening as Refinery Losses Mount

3. Refueling Hawaii’s Ag Industry with Pongamia

4. New Holland Unveils Methane-Powered Concept Tractor

5. Plant Waste Could Make Less Expensive, More Sustainable Carbon Fiber Possible

 

 

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