Monsanto Company and Perten Instruments are collaborating to develop advanced process analytical tools to help ethanol plants monitor the operating conditions and improve the efficiency of ethanol production.
One area of focus will be to optimize ethanol yields based on incoming feedstock quality, such as Processor Preferred High Fermentable Corn hybrids. The collaboration will also explore technologies to determine and improve the quality of ethanol co-products such as dry distillers grains (DDGS).
The collaboration will work to develop rapid analysis methods using Perten's near infrared technology for process monitoring at over a dozen processing points in each ethanol production facility.
This collaboration offers an opportunity to help improve the efficiency of the ethanol production process through advanced analytics, which also benefits farmers as they work to meet growing demand for food, feed, and fuel.—Pradip Das, Monsanto Crop Analytics lead
The Perten Instruments Group, represented in more than 100 countries, provides tools for quality control and process monitoring.