D3MAX Designing Commercial Cellulosic Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

D3MAXA successful pilot test of the D3MAX corn fiber-to-ethanol process this year at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin has allowed the company to move forward with the design of a commercial-scale D3MAX cellulosic ethanol process at the location.

D3MAX has signed a contract with AdvanceBio Systems, LLC for a full-scale D3MAX design integrated with the Ace Ethanol plant and upon the completion of the commercial design, the Ace Ethanol board will decide if the process will be installed at the plant. “We hope to have the first D3MAX plant under construction in the first quarter of 2018,” said Mark Yancey, Chief Technology Officer at D3MAX.

“Based upon the pilot testing, we believe D3MAX has the potential to significantly improve our companies’ financial performance,” said ACE Ethanol general manager Neal Kemmet. “We are in the process of finalizing pilot testing and will be working to ensure that we can seamlessly integrate the technology to our existing process.”

D3MAX is a technology company formed by BBI International to license patented cellulosic ethanol technology to dry mill ethanol plants in the US and Canada.

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