New Technology to Increase Ethanol Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol plants have a new tool to enable them to increase the amount of ethanol they produce per bushel of grain.

PioneerDuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred has introduced QualiTrak(SM), a new measurement and reporting system that facilitates the flow of predicted ethanol yield information to both plant personnel and corn growers.

According to a company release, QualiTrak is the only system that predicts and reports ethanol yield data in gallons per bushel.

“QualiTrak is a big step toward increasing the amount of ethanol that processors can get from a bushel,” said Russ Sanders, marketing director, Pioneer Hi-Bred. “The system can provide processors with comprehensive comparative ethanol yield prediction data for every load of grain brought to a plant. When shared with corn growers who sell grain to the facility, this information will enable the selection of seed hybrids that can produce higher ethanol yields per bushel.”

The measurement function of the QualiTrak system incorporates the Pioneer proprietary Ethanol Yield Potential calibration technology used with FOSS grain analyzers. This calibration accurately predicts ethanol yield on all commercial grain, regardless of seed source. The reporting function provides comprehensive comparative information for all loads of grain delivered to a plant. This data can help both growers and processors evaluate and compare each delivery.

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