VISALIA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Edeniq, Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels company, today announced that Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. ethanol producer, will expand its use of Edeniq’s Cellunator™ proprietary technology. Flint Hills has confirmed that the Cellunators™ have achieved the desired increase in ethanol production at its Fairbank, Iowa facility and the company will install Cellunators™ at two additional locations.
“Edeniq’s Cellunators™ have met our expectations at our Fairbank plant and we’re looking forward to expanding the applications to two of our other locations”
“Edeniq’s Cellunators™ have met our expectations at our Fairbank plant and we’re looking forward to expanding the applications to two of our other locations,” said Jeremy Bezdek, Managing Director of Innovation for Flint Hills Resources. “Edeniq technologies have helped improve our competitive position in the marketplace.”
Edeniq’s Cellunator™ enables ethanol plants to mill corn and other plant materials into a well-mixed slurry of small, uniformly-sized feedstock that can be more easily converted into sugars needed to produce biofuels and other biomaterials.
Flint Hills has been an investor in Edeniq since April 2012 and a customer since July 2011.
“Edeniq’s relationship with Flint Hills is an example of how our team is working side by side with our customers to ensure our technology solutions increase their ethanol yields, lower costs, and maintain a competitive position with their production capacity,” said Brian Thome, President and CEO of Edeniq. “Our work with Flint Hills demonstrates our commitment to providing a substantial return on investment for our customers.”
Edeniq owns and operates a pilot plant in Visalia, California where the company’s patented technologies are currently being used to convert cellulosic feedstocks, such as corn stover, to cellulosic sugars and ethanol. These technologies are also being installed in a larger demonstration plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, which is being co-constructed by Edeniq and partner, Usina Vale, a Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer. The demonstration plant will produce cellulosic sugars from sugarcane bagasse, the fibrous by-product of sugarcane juice extraction.
Edeniq is unlocking the sugar conversion process. Edeniq has developed technologies and processes to convert cellulosic biomass to low-cost, high-purity sugars. Edeniq uniquely combines biological and mechanical processes in a capital efficient solution that can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries. End markets include ethanol as well as other biofuels, biochemicals, and bio-based products. Edeniq currently sells or licenses its technologies to biorefineries in the United States and Brazil. Edeniq was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Visalia, California with locations in Omaha, Nebraska and São Paulo State, Brazil. More information can be found at http://www.edeniq.com.
About Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, biofuels and chemicals company. Its subsidiaries market products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt.
Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa and Fairmont, Neb. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 650 million gallons of ethanol. The company also owns biodiesel facilities in Texas and Nebraska and has made equity investments in bioenergy companies working to innovate and optimize biofuel production.
The refining business operates refineries in Alaska (North Pole), Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of nearly 670,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. The asphalt business produces and markets product in the Midwest and Alaska. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.