Stephane has provided Autoblog Green's
first 'Comment Corner
', a post based on a reader's specific post comment and provided link. In reaction to the post, Letting the best ethanol win
, he included an article where scientists at Iowa State University discovered that, after subjecting ears of corn to ultrasound, corn converted to simple sugars by up to 30 percent. (Simple sugars are used in the production of ethanol
). According to researcher David Grewell, this technique not only releases more energy from the corn but quicker and more efficiently than other processes. The process has been patented for further study and possible industrial application.
[Source: Enerzine and translated version]