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Ethanol as a Building Block for Renewable Biobased Fuels and Chemicals

  • John Hannon, Vertimass LLC,
  • Robert Weber, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
  • Steven Slome, Nexant

The U.S. dry mill ethanol industry is rapidly maturing, and, as in the petroleum and wet mill industries, additional value streams are being developed to create product diversity and revenue stability. New fractionation technologies are rolling out today that increase both the number of products from and the over-all revenue for ethanol plants. These value streams from dry mills--for example high protein feed-- are making ethanol more economically attractive as a building block for other chemicals. Fractionation not only creates additional product streams, but it improves the efficiency of fermentation, so plants that adopt these technologies will have more and less expensive ethanol. High quality, inexpensive, abundant and consistently produced ethanol will open entirely new markets, both as fuels and chemicals. This session will discuss several technologies under development that take advantage of the opportunities currently developing in the industry.

  • Date:Tuesday, July 9
  • Time:1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location:309
  • Session Type:Breakout Session
  • Presentations Materials Available :Yes
  • BIO Track:Transforming Global Markets
John Hannon
Vertimass LLC
Robert Weber
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Steven Slome