VISALIA, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EdeniQ, Inc. and IKA® Works, Inc., a Delaware corporation and subsidiary of the German firm IKA® Werke GmbH Co. KG announced today their mutually exclusive global agreement for the supply of biomass mixing and milling technology for the biofuels and biochemical markets and for ongoing development of biomass milling process technologies.
After several years of joint development work, IKA® and EdeniQ first formalized their partnership in 2009, with the signing of an exclusive manufacturing agreement for a proprietary milling device trademarked by EdeniQ as the Cellunator™. The Cellunator has been installed by EdeniQ at US corn based ethanol plants to consistently provide optimal particle sizing, releasing bound starch and thereby increasing ethanol plant yield by up to 5%. During their 18 months of commercial operations, the Cellunators have provided corn yield enhancements with minimal maintenance or negative impact on other plant processes.
With years of successful collaboration , IKA® and EdeniQ have decided to formalize their ongoing research and development efforts with a joint development agreement. This agreement is focused on milling and mixing equipment for biomass conversion. The development work will focus on EdeniQ's proprietary pretreatment process including an enhanced version of the Cellunator designed for processing cellulosic biomass under the development moniker, "Super Cellunator". The Super Cellunator device promises to bring game changing results in biomass conversion processes. This front end biomass conversion technology has a multitude of applications, and under the development agreement, EdeniQ will market the technology into the biomass conversion market along with s
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