April 08, 2008

Corn Plus: Microwave drying tests successful

Cellencor tests new method for drying distillers grains proves successfulThe microwave drying process for drying distillers grains developed by Cellencor and tested for eight days by Corn Plus was successful.

Doug Litwiller, project manager at Alliant Energy, said the results were positive. “The numbers that were received, that we recorded, reflected numbers very similar to numbers we had originally projected early on,” he said. Cellencor has publicized that ethanol producers could save 20 percent or more in operating costs by using the process. “It [would be] significantly less on the dollars per ton basis to dry [corn] using the microwave system, versus the traditional natural gas fire dryer,” he said.

Source : Ethanol Producers Magazine

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