KL Energy improves wood-to-ethanol process

By | January 12, 2009
KL Energy Corp., formerly KL Process Design Group, announced in late November a 56 percent improvement in its glucose recovery rate per dry ton of wood while simultaneously reducing its enzyme loading rate by 22 percent. "We feel this is a landmark achievement for KL Energy, proving economically viable yield and enzyme consumption rate results in a commercial-scale plant environment," said Randy Kramer, KL Energy president and chief executive officer. "If implemented properly, these new developments could allow ethanol producers to significantly lower the cost of cellulosic ethanol while increasing overall production efficiency."