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Web Date: August 31, 2006

Researchers Explore Food-Grade Ethanol

Goal is to fine-tune alcohol purification and reduce the cost of production
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

Two Iowa State University (ISU) professors are working to find a way to dramatically cut the cost of converting fuel ethanol into the higher value food-grade alcohol that is an essential ingredient in adult beverages, cough syrups, mouthwashes, and other personal care products.

Jacek Koziel, an ISU assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, recently launched a research project that aims to combine two technologies–ozone gas and carbon filtration–to efficiently remove the impurities in fuel . . .

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