UK Technology Could Improve Corn Ethanol Efficiency

TMO Renewables Ltd., a company based in the United Kingdom, has developed a plug-in device that could significantly boost the output and profit margins of U.S. ethanol makers, according to a Reuters report. 

The device uses a bacteria found in compost to convert distillers’ grains–a byproduct of corn ethanol production–into additional ethanol, thereby increasing production levels by about 15%.

In addition, ethanol producer currently use significant amounts of energy to dry the byproduct before selling it as livestock feed. TMO’s plug-in unit would cut out this process, lowering the carbon footprint associated with corn ethanol.

The device has the potential to raise profit margins by 50% to 60%, TMO’s CEO told Reuters. 

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