SunEthanol collaborates with MBI

SunEthanol Inc. has formed a partnership with MBI International to scale up a fermentation method that utilizes Sun-Ethanol's trademarked Q-Microbe to produce ethanol from nonfood agricultural feedstocks. Bobby Bringi, president and chief executive of MBI, said his company will minimize risk by demonstrating the technology's commercial viability on a pilot scale. SunEthanol was recently awarded its fourth U.S. DOE grant this year. The $750,000 award will fund steps toward commercialization.