Flint Hills Using Edeniq Gear to Boost Ethanol Yields
by Andrew Herndon (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) Flint Hills Resources LLC, the unit of Koch Industries Inc. that invested in Edeniq Inc. last month, is using the company’s equipment at one of its four corn-based ethanol plants to boost production.
Flint Hills will test the company’s process for making cellulosic ethanol from non-food plant material, and may order additional “bolt-on technologies” to outfit its other three plants with similar capabilities, closely held Edeniq said today in a statement.
Edeniq, based in Visalia, California, is installing its Cellunator milling equipment, which will make more corn starch available for ethanol fermentation, at Flint Hills’ plant in Fairbank, Iowa. It also will provide systems for extracting oils that can be sold to biodiesel producers. READ MORE