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Iowa State engineer scales up process that could improve economics of ethanol production

Hans van Leeuwen

Hans van LeeuwenIowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team’s award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant.

Now he knows the idea, which produces a new animal feed and cleans water that can be recycled back into ethanol production, works more efficiently in batches of up to 350 gallons than on a lab bench.

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