New Tool Increases Amount of Ethanol Produced Per Bushel of Grain

The FOSS Infratec 1241 uses DuPont ethanol yield prediction calibration to measure ethanol yield potential of a grain sample in gallons per bushel.

Ethanol plants have a new tool to enable them to increase the amount of ethanol they produce per bushel of grain. DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred has introduced QualiTraksm, a new measurement and reporting system that facilitates the flow of predicted ethanol yield information to both plant personnel and corn growers.

QualiTraksm is the only system that predicts and reports ethanol yield data in gallons per bushel.

“QualiTraksm is a big step toward increasing the amount of ethanol that processors can get from a bushel,” said Russ Sanders, Pioneer marketing director. “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.”

“This information will help improve the economics of the ethanol industry and corn production as a result of better supply chain management,” Russ said. “QualiTraksm can help plants produce more ethanol with the same amount of grain. And quality oriented farmers will have the opportunity to quantify and communicate the increased value of their crop to grain buyers.”

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