Iowa ethanol plant moves closer to adding cellulosic system

06/14/2013 | Iowa Farmer Today

The Quad County Corn Processors ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa, is planning to begin installing equipment for converting corn fiber into cellulosic ethanol in the next few weeks, with operational status expected by April 2014. Once up and running, the system is expected to deliver 6% more ethanol without needing more feedstock, said Delayne Johnson, the plant's general manager. A side effect of the process, however, is a change in the composition of the distillers grain byproduct, making it something closer to corn gluten meal, Johnson said.

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