Minneapolis, Dec 8 – Cellulosic and biorefining technology company, Edeniq Inc, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome Edeniq as our latest vendor member. Edeniq has developed new processes for producing cellulosic ethanol at existing corn ethanol plants at a low cost,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
Edeniq’s Pathway Technology produces cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber and utilizes existing fermenters at corn ethanol plants.
“Minnesota is one of the most forward-thinking states when it comes to supporting next generation biofuels.
“We are excited to join the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association to reach new customers by better understanding the needs of local ethanol producers interested in increasing ethanol yield by producing EPA-approved cellulosic ethanol,” said Cam Cast, chief operating officer of Edeniq.
The company’s Pathway Technology combines cellulase enzymes with its high-shear milling equipment, called the Cellunator, to produce up to 2.5 percent cellulosic ethanol, a 7 percent increase in overall ethanol yield and a 30 percent increase in corn oil recovery.
“Edeniq is helping customers generate D3 cellulosic ethanol RINs from corn kernel fiber today, and those same gallons are eligible for the Minnesota Advanced Biofuel Production Incentive.
“Our Pathway Technology utilizes existing corn ethanol plants’ fermentation and distillation and requires little or no capex. Additionally, Edeniq helps customers increase profits by quickly capturing the cellulosic ethanol value by having an EPA-approved protocol for the creation and quantification of cellulosic ethanol,” Cast said.