Ethanol preprocessing and food raw materials production apparatus

About a Ethanol preprocessing and food raw materials production apparatus

Herein we introduce an innovative technique and related equipment for the production of bioethanol from corn dust and broken corn.
This method (the Kato Constiuent Exposure & Denaturation method; KCED) uses water, heat, and pressure to expose the glucide content, and we developed the KCED equipment based on the principles underlying this method.
This KCED equipment can continuously expose the glucide content in corn dust and broken corn during processing for as little as 18 seconds without extracting the starch content.
Saccharification test results, based on the NREL protocol (NREL/TP-510-42629), demonstrated that processing of corn dust of 1 mm or less in size (i.e., the dust produced during transportation of corn after harvesting) or broken corn by the conventional saccharification enzymes, amylase and amyglucosidase, provided 100.0% glucose conversion.
The energy requirement of the equipment is 33.3kj/kg, and its continuous processing capacity is 110kg/h.
As preprocessing toward bioethanol, the KCED equipment reduces corn dust and broken corn into 105-micron powder, which can also be used as a sizing agent for cardboard. At a 1:4.8 powder-to-water ration, it produces a remarkably low-cost sizing agent.
The KCED equipment can also be used in the production of food raw materials. Grain cereals such as corn, rice and sorghum and all types of millet can be processed using this equipment to produce cereal powder with high viscoelasticity without the need for additives. Therefore, the cereal powder can be used as a gluten substitute in binding or thickening agents. Moreover, by mixing it with cereal flour or starch, it can be used a wheat substitute in the production of foodstuffs such as noodles, bread and muffins.
In this way, the application of the KCED equipment to the production of raw materials in a variety of distinct fields, demonstrates its epoch-making nature. Shows the KCED equipment in operation in the production of food raw materials in Japan. Gluten-free foodstuffs made from these raw materials are now on sale in the EU and US.

* Composition analysis results for corn dust (Dent variety produced in the US): glucan 64.2%, xylan 5.6%, galactan 1.3%, arabinan 3.2%, lignin 7.2%, ash 1.3% and extracts 15.2%.

* Composition analysis results for broken corn (Dent variety produced in the US): glucan 70.7%, xylan 2.1%, galactan 0.4%, arabinan 1.9%, lignin 6.0%, ash 0.7% and extracts 13.2%.

* Preprocessing refers to the series of steps required to prepare cellulosic raw materials for saccharification

Ethanol preprocessing and food raw materials production system

Patent information

International patents

Based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty, we filed an international application (PCT)
and completed the transfer procedure to the designated country.
(The same as the with Japanese Patent Office)
In the US, we have received a patent as a small entity

Food raw materials

Introduction to our specially processed powder products

pecially processed powder products  «Rice Core Powder»

Core Powder KC-10
Product
Core Powder KC-10
Raw materials
Japanese-grown non-glutinous rice
Quantity
20kg
Preservation method
Store away from heat and humidity

Test Result Certification


Food items

List of products using principal raw materials and specially processed powder

Rice core powder&

Recipes

Regarding the sale of our specially processed powder products

*Specially processed non-glutinous rice powder sold in quantities starting from 20 kg (paper) bags.
*Feel free to talk to us about commissioning the production of specially processed powder.

Explanation of our specially processed powder products

Explanation of our specially processed powder products

About a specially processed powder :

Powder obtained from the ethanol preprocessing and food raw materials production apparatus

  • Powder produced from corn, white sorghum, and rice (Japonica and Indica varieties) using the ethanol preprocessing and food raw materials production apparatus.
  • Adding “specially processed powder” to starch or any grain powders become the substitute for the wheat powder with the same viscosity.
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