Volume 92 Issue 17 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 28, 2014

Squeezing More Out Of Corn Leftovers

Compositional analysis of a waste stream from ethanol production shows it could be a valuable source of feedstock chemicals
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry, Sustainability
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Environmental SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: corn, ethanol, biobased feedstock, life cycle analysis

There’s a lot more to corn than the sugar used as a sweetener and to make ethanol. A characterization study on one of the by-products of corn processing, a condensed liquid known as defatted corn syrup (DCS), suggests that it has been overlooked as a potential valuable source of biobased chemicals (ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2014, DOI: . . .

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