Ethanol – Enzymes – Fermentation


National Corn Ethanol research Centre test Results

  • Peak value was 14% ethanol yield uplift
  • Fermention was 27% faster than control
  • Reduced Liquefaction Time by up to 75%
  • 50% α-Amylase usage
  • Monitored and captured by 1,750 telemetry points
  • Analysed for performance at 50 individual sample points by NCERC laboratory facilities and personnel
  • Benchmarked against a Jet Cooker Control

As part of the significant investment that has gone into the development of the SoniqueFlo Ethanol Reactor System technology since 2008, we completed a series of trials with the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Centre, in Edwardsville, Illinois to evaluate the performance of the ethanol reactor technology, a precursor to the SoniqueFlo shockwave reactors, in NCERC’s Generation 1 Corn to Ethanol pilot plant. These trials were run at an equivalent flow-rate of 5.1 million gallons per year.

The work programme completed with NCERC was the second phase of the Bio-ethanol process development program that had been ongoing for 18 months. Following review of the NCERC results, the work moved to the final process optimization phase and lead to the building of full scale SoniqueFlo units and the installation that have been installed since 2011 and today are contributing to the production of 380 MGY of ethanol per year.

Further tests were carried out at Muse Stancil. This is an independent global consulting firm specializing in the energy industry
  • Average 7.1% Yield uplift
  • Max. 14.5% Yield uplift
  • Saving of 25% α-Amylase usage