PASO ROBLES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Greenbelt Resources Corporation (GRCO) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corporation today announced their investment in a research effort with California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo focused on fermentation testing related to various ethanol production-related feedstocks. The focus of the study is on the efficacy of food waste and sweet potato fermentation for the production of fuel ethanol for commercial use. Testing, which began earlier this year, will conclude by the end of the year.
The study seeks to optimize three factors in biomass-based ethanol production that are critical to the scalability and adoption of the technology solutions provided by Greenbelt and Diversified: process temperature, application of various enzymes, and variations in fermentation processing. Batch ethanol yield is a key factor in the effort to scale down ethanol production to reach localized volume demands. Research parameters will report on the effect on yield from variances in temperature, pH levels, enzyme volumes and concentration, particle size, and batch volumes. The study will also compare separate hydrolysis (SHF) versus simultaneous saccharification (SSF).
“The funding from these two companies has been instrumental in the continuation of our research around waste-to-fuel conversion formulas,” said Dr. Yarrow Nelson of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the principal investigator for the Cal Poly research team. “But more than the financial support, the engagement by the leadership from both companies has been impressive and adds value to the quality of our study.”
"Tapping some of the brightest research minds right here in our backyard at Cal Poly gives us a tremendous advantage as we lead the global market with the first technology solution enabling localized small-scale waste-to-ethanol production,” said Darren Eng, CEO of Greenbelt Resources Corporation. “The results targeted by our research team will help us continue to improve upon our cutting edge alternative fuel production system.”
About Greenbelt Resources Corporation
Greenbelt Resources Corporation™ designs, develops and implements technology that makes the production of alternative fuel reliable, practical, and efficient. The company delivers business solutions with integrity and perpetually high quality control through intelligent support services. Greenbelt Resources' subsidiary, Diversified Ethanol Corporation™, provides end-to-end waste-to-ethanol solutions designed for localized processing of locally generated waste into locally consumed ethanol. The company's ethanol plants are built around the award winning Butterfield Closed Cycle System™. For more information including how to contact the company, visit Greenbelt Resources on the web at www.greenbeltresources.com.
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