Plymouth Energy operates Edeniq equipment, boosts yields

By Edeniq Inc. | July 26, 2012

Edeniq Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels innovator, has announced that its proprietary Cellunator milling equipment has been running commercially at Plymouth Energy LLC’s corn ethanol facility since the first quarter of the year.  Plymouth Energy, a leading U.S. ethanol producer, has shown improved ethanol and increased profitability as a result of the deployment of Edeniq’s process. 

Plymouth Energy’s 50 MMgy plant has achieved a three percent yield boost since the Cellunators™ were installed.  Cellunators™ enable Plymouth to mill corn and other plant materials into smaller, more uniform sizes which are more easily converted into sugars needed to produce biofuels.  Plymouth is also partnering with Edeniq on the implementation of other proprietary technologies that will provide additional revenues or cost savings for the plant.

“The installations with Plymouth Energy provide further market validation that our bolt-on technologies are commercially enabling increased revenues and yield enhancements, and underscore Edeniq’s commitment to leveraging the concrete and steel that our customers have in the ground and in operation right now,” said Brian Thome, president and CEO of Edeniq. “We’ve been working side by side with the Plymouth team to drive efficiencies and increase yield within the particular specifications and requirements of their Iowa facility.” 

“Edeniq’s technologies have added considerably to our bottom line,” said Eamonn Byrne, CEO of Plymouth Energy.  “Edeniq takes the idea of partnership to a new level, demonstrating true commitment to the success of our business by providing the flexibility we need in order to expand our revenue streams and drive profitability.  Ethanol producers’ ability to provide a product consumers will buy depends on being competitively priced.  Edeniq helps us add significant value margins to what we are already doing.” 

Edeniq owns and operates a demonstration-scale production facility in Visalia, Calif., which is currently converting a range of cellulosic feedstock into low-cost cellulosic sugars and cellulosic ethanol. 

Edeniq recently announced that the company raised over $32 million in funding, received a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission, and has entered into a partnership with Flint Hills Resources Renewables.