Grain Ethanol

Ethanol production economics are driven by the margin between the value of the products, mainly ethanol and distillers’ grains, and the input costs, mainly corn, energy and purchased enzymes.  Mascoma has developed strong application knowledge and a revolutionary product pipeline to improve the economics and performance for this multi-billion dollar industry.

For example, the TransFerm line of products not only allows producers to reduce their expense of purchased enzymes, but also to gain significant increases in the amount of ethanol produced.  This allows the potential combined savings for a typical ethanol plant to be in the millions of dollars annually.  Our CBP technology platform offers the grain-based ethanol industry a long pipeline of innovative new products designed to save producers money and produce more fuel.