Quad County Corn Processors, Galva, Iowa, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy has agreed to evaluate XyloFerm in the Cellerate™ process on industrial scale.
After preliminary lab-scale trials of XyloFerm in the Cellerate™ process and obtained GRAS status for the XyloFerm yeast strain Quad County Corn Processors, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy has agreed to proceed to industrial scale trials, performing a series of tests in 385 000 gallon fermentation vessels. The trials will begin in April and will investigate the scale-up effects on technical and economic factors.
”We are excited to now being able to add a C5 yeast as the final piece of the puzzle to maximize plant productivity with our patented Cellerate™ process ”, says Delayne Johnson, CEO of QCCP.
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits will supply XyloFerm in the form of Stabilized Liquid Yeast (SLY) and dosing system to Quad County Corn Processors for the trial, as well as provide on-site support during the trial.
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