The fuel for your success Optimize your corn-based ethanol production with ZEISS Spectroscopy
Keeping quality and profit consistent Challenges in corn-based ethanol production
Getting an overview
Producing ethanol from corn is a biochemical process with natural variations in raw materials, affecting quality. Precise measurement of starch and protein content after grinding is necessary to allow for more accurate dosage of additives and enzymes in fermentation.
Getting the mix right
Every element that is processed during production is important. Efficient utilization of materials contributes to sustainability while also achieving the highest possible economic gain with byproducts at the same time.
Measuring for profit
Byproducts don’t always provide yields, as they are sometimes given away for free. Simply being able to measure the content of byproducts makes it possible to dry and sell them for profit as quality animal feed, for example.
By simply mounting the Corona® extreme NIR system in-line with the auger, directly after the hammer mill, our corn ethanol producing customers can rapidly and reliably detect the yield metrics for every shipment 24/7. Measurement data for moisture, starch, protein and oil can be continuously collected and streamed to multiple destinations on or off-site, for automated or manual changes to the process in real time.
Push the limits of quality with Corona® extreme from ZEISS
With Corona® extreme, you can monitor critical quality parameters in your raw materials and end products in real time. At home in the most challenging environments, Corona® extreme can be mounted at-line and in-line on closed transport systems such as trough chain conveyors or pipelines. Optimize your fermentation process by precisely measuring starch and protein, and monitor moisture, oil and fiber levels in distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to improve the quality of byproducts.
Measurement power in the palm of your hand AURA® handheld NIR from ZEISS
Spectroscopic performance in a portable package, AURA® handheld NIR provides you with accurate and reliable measurement results at every crucial stage of production. Quickly and easily check the starch content of inbound corn, for example, or measure DDGS after distillation – AURA® handheld NIR goes wherever you go.
Measuring points and parameters
Measurement of moisture, starch, protein, oil and density at unloading.
Measurement of moisture, starch, protein and oil after milling.
Measurement of moisture, protein, oil and fiber after distillation and drying.