CPT Combines 'MarketFlex™' Milling With Process Improvements to Shield the Ethanol Industry Against Powerful Forces
Cereal Process Technologies continues to innovate with new process enhancements and newly patented corn fractionation technology. CPT fractionation is the only corn milling technology that works in the ethanol industry for two primary reasons:
“Our advantage has always been about extracting the highest value components efficiently,” says Pete Moss, President of CPT. “The market is shifting toward diversification, producing higher value products and maximizing the components that already come into the plant.” CPT’s technology separates the starch, germ and fiber streams precisely and efficiently so that each stream’s highest value can be realized. CPT figured out long ago that flexibility and clean separation with minimal equipment were the keys to successful fractionation in the ethanol industry. MarketFlex™ extracts the maximum amount of starch and germ to optimize product yields. The corn kernel fiber stream is a very pure source of feedstock that can be utilized to produce cellulosic ethanol. Fortunately, since it is removed prior to entering the ethanol plant it is much easier to measure and quantify D3 production.
The direction of the ethanol industry is determined to a great extent by factors that are out of our control. MarketFlex™ allows the ethanol industry to make a wider array of products that are extremely valuable. Much like wet mills, MarketFlex™ allows the ethanol industry to “Flex” into other products based on supply and demand. Food grade corn oil, biodiesel, glucose, corn protein concentrate and bio-based products from the bran are just a few of the products that can now be produced with CPT’s fractionation system.
"MarketFlex™ puts ethanol plant operators in the driver's seat," according to Moss. "It gives them full control to mill the fractions that will yield the highest profitability. And it opens the door to new ways to serve additional markets. The use of MarketFlex™, even under current conditions will allow marginal ethanol plants to increase their earnings by nearly 50%."
The ethanol industry is a frequent target of attacks. Fractionation is the coat of armor that protects the industry from market swings and puts the ethanol industry back in the driver’s seat.
More information is available by calling Cereal Process Technologies at (913) 851-4600.