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NCERC Promoting Corn as Industrial Feedstock (Ind. Report)
National Corn Growers Association
Date: 2021-08-04
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is reporting the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, has submitted grant proposals to the U.S. DOE FY21 Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement that would expand the use of corn as an industrial feedstock.

The first proposal included NCERC as a Co-PI and was led by Hennepin, Illinois-based Marquis Energy aims to scale up a conversion method that utilizes corn as a feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The work being done at the intermediate scale will be performed at NCERC, along with LBNL and US Navy NAWCWD China Lake, to see through a solution that brings significant opportunity for expanding and repurposing the 16 billion-gpy corn-to-ethanol infrastructure.

The second proposal led by NCERC -- Scaling up a Low-Cost Low Energy Cellulosic Sugar Production -- contributed to the validation of a low-cost, energy-efficient conversion method for cellulosic materials- and waste-to-biofuel. (Source: NCGA, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: NCGA,; NCERC,; Marquis Energy,; US Navy NAWCWD China Lake, › nawcwd

More Low-Carbon Energy News National Corn Growers Association,  Corn,  Biofuel,  SAF,  Marquis Energy,  

Marquis's 350MMgy Ethanol Plant Open During COVID -19 (Ind. Report)
Marquis Energy
Date: 2020-04-01
In a March 27 open letter to its customers, suppliers and community members Hennepin, Illinois-based Marquis Energy announced its 350 MMgy ethanol plant in Hennepin will remain in production despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. The facility is the largest dry mill ethanol plant in the world, according to the letter.

Founded in 2008, Marquis Energy began as a 100 million gpy ethanol facility and by 2015 was the largest dry-mill ethanol facility in the United States, according to the company's website. The company presently has a production capacity of about 1 million gpd of fuel-grade ethanol. Marquis Energy also has a facility in Necedah, Wisconsin, according to its website. (Source: Marquis Energy, 27 Mar., 2020)Contact: Marquis Energy, Mark Marquis, CEO, Tom Marquis, VP, (815) 925-7300,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marquis Energy ,  Ethanol,  

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