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Title: Modification of Corn Starch Ethanol Refinery to Efficiently Accept Various High-Impact Cellulosic Feedstocks

The goal of the Corn-to-Cellulosic Migration (CCM) pilot facility was to demonstrate the implementation of advanced technologies and methods for conversion of non-food, cellulosic feedstocks into ethanol, assess the economics of the facility and evaluate potential environmental benefits for biomass to fuels conversion. The CCM project was comprised of design, build, and operate phases for the CCM pilot facility as well as research & development, and modeling components. The CCM pilot facility was designed to process 1 tonne per day of non-food biomass and biologically convert that biomass to ethanol at a rate of 70 gallons per tonne. The plant demonstrated throughputs in excess of 1 tonne per day for an extended run of 1400 hours. Although target yields were not fully achieved, the continuous operation validated the design and operability of the plant. These designs will permit the design of larger scale operations at existing corn milling operations or for greenfield plants. EdeniQ, a partner in the project and the owner of the pilot plant, continues to operate and evaluate other feedstocks.
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Logos Technologies
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE EE Office of Biomass (EE-2E); ; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Orgs:
EdeniQ Corporation
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES Cellulosic ethanol; corn stover; cellunator; fermentation