In North Dakota, Last February, D3MAX LLC announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology to Ace Ethanol LLC in Stanley, Wisconsin. Pilot testing of the patented D3MAX corn fiber-to-ethanol process has been successful, allowing D3MAX to move to the next stage of commercial deployment—the design of a full-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol.
The next phase for D3MAX is to design a commercial-scale D3MAX process for the Ace Ethanol plant. D3MAX has signed a contract with AdvanceBio Systems LLC for a full-scale D3MAX design integrated with the Ace Ethanol plant. Upon completion of the commercial design, the Ace Ethanol board will decide if the process will be installed at the plant. This ethanol refinery is the same facility where the pilot plant was tested.