April 11, 2014 - Adding Cellulosic Ethanol technology has been shown to significantly increase a plant's ethanol production while delivering other benefits such as increased corn oil production and higher protein content in dried distillers grains (DDGs).
"We are continuously looking at new technologies that will contribute to the future success of the ethanol industry, and we are very excited about the opportunities that are emerging," said David Witherspoon, head of renewable fuels for Syngenta.
"We believe the new Adding Cellulosic Ethanol process will be a critical component in the development and commercialization of advanced and cellulosic ethanol."
By converting corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol in a bolt-on process, Adding Cellulosic Ethanol technology is designed to increase a plant's ethanol production. In combination with the proprietary Enogen corn trait from Syngenta, Adding Cellulosic Ethanol technology allows the corn kernel fiber and starch to be converted into ethanol. Enogen trait technology is the only corn output trait designed specifically to enhance ethanol production.