Cereal Process Technologies


The Value Proposition
Adding Value to Your Feedstock Purchase


You’ve paid for your ethanol plant’s feedstock. Now get its full value...with CPT’s patented and proven corn dry-fractionation technology.


Fractionation is a technique that separates the three main components of the corn kernel -- endosperm, germ and bran -- to get more return from each bushel of corn. Fractionation provides more efficient and economical ethanol production and a way to garner more value from the feedstock the ethanol producer has already paid for.  Since corn is an ethanol plant’s largest out of pocket expense, and only 1/3 of the product streams are currently ethanol, it makes perfect sense to seek additional value-added product streams.

CPT uses a patented dry milling process to separate the kernel’s parts before endosperm, or the fermentable starch, is introduced into the fermenter. And it keeps the non-fermentable germ and bran for new markets and new profits.

A picture of corn and CPT's 3 primary product streams indicates the relative size of the various components: 


CPT’s corn dry-milling technology is the most efficient in the industry:

  • The only proven technology in the industry with over 30 years of operational history.

  • Built in modules, CPT’s system is sized to your needs and your budget.

  • At half the horsepower, it costs a lot less to operate.

  • The CPT fractionation system can be started and shut down in less than five minutes.

  • More than 1.33 pounds of edible corn oil per bushel can be extracted.

  • CPT’s small footprint allows it to easily fit in existing and new ethanol plants.

  • The most pure corn germ and corn bran streams in the industry.

  • Allows capacity increases in new and expanding plants.

Fractionation means lower production costs for ethanol and higher product value per bushel of corn.