"The fermentation data indicated extremely positive results with the highest ethanol production we have seen," said David Ellis of Ethanol Technology Inc., the NCERC consultant responsible for the tests' fermentation management.
"We are very pleased with the unprecedented results of our testing at NCERC," said Al Knapp, president and chief executive officer of Ethanex.
According to SIUE, the NCERC will use the funding to develop ways to better utilize co-products of corn-based ethanol production to gain new markets.
"The funding will allow the NCERC, working with its research partners on this project, to better ensure the economic future of dry-grind fuel ethanol plants," said NCERC director Martha Schlicher.
"The purpose of this research is to develop a model to predict the quality and composition of DDGS to ensure a continued market for these co-products as the fuel-ethanol production industry continues to grow," said NCERC
director Martha Schlicher.