The vast majority of ethanol today is produced from corn, sugar cane, or sugar beet feedstock. Ethanol derived from cellulosic feedstock has several distinct advantages compared to food based ethanol.
1. Cellulosic ethanol does not inflate food prices.
2. The feed stock for pine bio mass cellulosic ethanol can be harvested year round.
3. Cellulosic ethanol produces the same quality ethanol
4. Cellulosic ethanol reduces atmospheric emissions more than any food based ethanol.
The Department of Forestry reports the U.S. has over a billion tons of annually harvestable cellulosic feedstock material.
The Federal Government is mandating (Energy and Insurance Security Act 2007) 36 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol be produced by the year 2022. In 2014, 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol was produced and less than 10 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol was produced.
Our proprietary process is a combination of pretreatment, hydrolysis ,fermentation, and purification of sugars.
Demand for high quality cellulosic protein for human consumption is projected to rise dramatically with increasing population and living standards
South Alabama Energy’s patented process converts waste from the pine bio mass to a feed stock for the growth of microorganisms which produces protein to be used in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and aqua culture industries
Aqua culture represents one of the most efficient sources of dietary protein