The True 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.
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.
A picture of corn and CPT's 3 primary product streams indicates the relative size of the various components:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Fractionation a Proven Technology?
CPT’s Fractionation Technology has been in use continually for more than 30 years at multiple locations. In the ethanol industry, our system has run, even through the downturns, since 2007. It is used commercially in edible corn mills, industrial corn mills, ethanol and the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center.
What Makes CPT Different?
CPT’s system is different for many reasons. The proprietary and patented technology is the key, leading to less equipment and a lower capital cost. Even with less equipment, our technology has the best component separation. The critical factor in fractionation is to create the cleanest streams in the most efficient manner.
How Can Fractionation Help Me Stay Competitive?
CPT Fractionation opens the door to many more markets and opportunities to significantly lower energy costs. Corn goes in dry and endosperm, germ and bran all come out dry and storable. Even the endosperm can be used to make alternative products with more value. CPT helps to lower ethanol plant risk by broadening the product offering and diversifying income.
Will Fractionation Reduce My Energy Costs?
Yes. Turn off your hammer mills and don’t process the components that do not turn into ethanol. By removing the non-fermentable components on the front-end, process savings are realized throughout the plant.
How Can I Purchase A System?
Contact CPT for a free quotation. Firm pricing can be obtained through a preliminary engineering study based on the size and current infrastructure of your facility.
This is a New Process for our Company. Is Management and Marketing Assistance Available?
CPT offers management agreements for the system and sales contracts for the products that are produced. We have the expertise to make sure that your ethanol plant is profitable and strategically positioned within the industry.