Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

38

Issue

4

First Page

1129

Last Page

1138

DOI

10.13031/2013.27930

Abstract

A simulation model, termed SIMSEP for simulating the Sequential Extraction Process (SEP), was developed to assess the economic and engineering feasibilities of SEP, an innovative approach to processing corn into ethanol, edible oil, industrial and edible proteins, andfeed ingredients. SEP is designed to produce a new mix of value-added coproducts that could improve the profitability of processing corn and corn-derived ethanol. Simulations were carried out for various system variables to examine their effects on profitability. Results showed that SEP is economically and technically feasible. Estimates for return on investment for a proposed plant are attractive under many likely market situations, and several additional opportunities exist to further improve profitability. The SEP technology should not be commercialized until additional potential technical and market problems are resolved; but based on this analysis, continued research and development activities are warranted.

Comments

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 38(4) 1995: 1129-1138. doi: 10.13031/2013.27930. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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