Volume 12, Issue 1
Published: January 24, 2018
Maximising the value of ethanol

Ethanol production today is not the same as it was thirty, twenty or even five years ago. While the basics of brewing are the same as they have been for thousands of years – pretreatment, saccharification, fermentation, and separation– specific technologies and improvements have developed to increase production value. Just like any other industry, ethanol producers have had their eyes on growth, efficiency and driving more value from the same process. In my 20 years in the industry, it’s always been about doing more with less – getting more out of that same kernel of corn.

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