Pacific Ethanol Inc., a marketer and
producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the
western US, announced it will implement yield-enhancing technology at its Stockton,
California, ethanol plant.
The company has
awarded Edeniq, a biomaterials and sustainable fuels developer,
with a contract for Edeniq's Cellunators technology to boost ethanol yields by increasing
available starch for conversion.
addition to expected improvements in ethanol yield, the
installation of Cellunators technology makes available the
adoption of Edeniq's Pathway technology integrating the
Cellunator with proprietary enzymes. This converts the
cellulosic fraction of the corn kernel to ethanol, enabling a
conventional plant to potentially produce cellulosic
Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler commented that the agreement with
Edeniq "...demonstrates our commitment to improving
efficiencies at the plant level and positions us to produce
advanced biofuels within a corn ethanol plant."