Using Nebraska Corn to Make Fish Food
New technology uses fermentation and is similar to the ethanol production process
A Delaware biotech company has come up with a novel way to use Nebraska corn and provide diversification to ethanol producers, reports the Lincoln Journal Star.
White Dog Labs, which has developed a process that uses a bacteria to turn carbohydrates into protein-rich animal feed, has announced plans to set up a manufacturing plant at the Midwest Renewable Energy ethanol plant near Sutherland, NE.
The company has been doing pilot manufacturing of its ProTyton single-cell protein ingredient used in fish feed for aquaculture and is now at the point where it has customers that want the product and needs to do commercial production.
Bryan Tracy, White Dog Labs' CEO, said construction should start in the spring, with the plant expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of next year.
The ProTyton production process uses fermentation and is similar to the ethanol production process, which makes ethanol plants the perfect place to produce it, Tracy told the Lincoln Journal Star.