Arisdyne’s patented cavitation methods and devices were originally tested at NCERC in June and July of 2009 and early trials demonstrated ethanol yield improvements of 2-3% under low flow rate, 5 GPM, conditions. Since 2009, over five full-scale plants have installed and are testing CFC systems at flow rates of 600 -1800 GPM. These commercial tests have shown potential yield improvements of 3-5% using corn, milo, or a mix of both feedstocks.
“Arisdyne is extremely pleased that NCERC provided opportunities to advance ethanol’s position as a clean, alternative energy,” said Dr. Peter Reimers, president and CEO of Arisdyne. “We are most grateful to the many industry participants and to NCERC for the support they have provided in helping to verify the effectiveness of our technology in the laboratory and at full commercial scale. Further research involving the CFC system is expected to help the ethanol industry secure better margins, reduce energy consumption per gallon of fuel produced, and provide a pathway to hybrid production of ethanol from grain and other related fiber materials.”
“It’s small, it’s simple, it’s durable,” said John Caupert, managing director of NCERC. “That is what this industry needs. We are working on solutions that convert current starch-based ethanol plants into ‘Generation 1.5’ ethanol plants that convert not only starch but also cellulosic feedstock.”
Leading technologies like Arisdyne’s significantly reduces energy consumption, minimizes reliance on foreign-sourced oil, results in higher nutrition DDGS, and opens the doors for other related savings. With recent process enhancements, NCERC’s ethanol plant can get more ethanol from the same bushels of input grain.
About Arisdyne Systems, Inc.
Arisdyne Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of retrofit equipment and value-creating services for biodiesel and fuel ethanol producers. Arisdyne specializes in designing small footprint devices that utilize controlled hydrodynamic cavitation and applies its cavitation technology to increase yield to improve biodiesel production, enhance ethanol yield from starch, and other fuel production. For more information, call (216) 458-1991, ext. 482 or visit the Arisdyne’s website at www.arisdyne.com.
About the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, Edwardsville, IL
NCERC is a not-for-profit research center that conducts research and findings for industrial and institutional clients. It offers third-party validation and commercial testing of products, technologies, concepts, and ideas. Located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the center facilitates the commercialization of new technologies for producing fuel ethanol and advanced biofuels more effectively. NCERC's clients receive validation of technologies that enhance the economics and sustainability of renewable fuel production and bioprocessing scale-up. For more information, call (618) 659 6737 or visit the center’s website at http://www.ethanolresearch.com/