Bioenergy

Cold Microwave Technology Could Advance Ethanol

Chicago, Illinois [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Diversified Ethanol, a division of James Monroe Capital Corporation, has used ultrasonic energy to break down corn — cold, which can result in ethanol plants using 20% less corn to get the same amount of sugars, and continues patent process, and refined processes with engineering companies who have patents on special new high-power ultrasonic devices. When a mixture of corn and water is placed in front of a piezoelectric driver, the corn “cooks” in seconds, but is still cold afterwards. This pre-cooking is very inexpensive compared to the energy required to heat the corn, and breaks up the corn on a molecular level. Ultrasonic energy can vaporize water, or hard-boil an egg, and now it can make money by making fuel more efficiently.