Second Iowa Plant Adds New Ethanol Technology

The Des Moines Register

Sept 9, 2014

By Donnelle Eller

Quad County Corn Processors celebrates its $9 million cellulosic ethanol project today near Galva, technology that was "bolted on" the existing corn ethanol facility.

It's the second major Iowa facility to mark adding cellulosic ethanol this month, a more environmentally friendly fuel. Last week, Poet-DSM celebrated beginning operation of its $275 million facility in Emmetsburg.

Quad County Corn Processors uses the corn kernel fiber to make cellulosic ethanol. The 35-million gallon ethanol facility will produce an additional 2 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol.

That's different technology from Poet and the DuPont Danisco, a $225 million cellulosic ethanol plant under construction in Nevada. Those facilities use crop residue -- corn cobs, husks and other materials -- to make cellulosic ethanol.

Among the speakers at today's event include Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey and Bob Dinneen, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association.

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