Invention: New chemical (unnamed)
Inventor: Prof. Dennis Bayrock
Inventor’s location: Canada
The “booze industry” may have got a boost with the invention of a new chemical by University of Saskatchewan microbiology Professor Dennis Bayrock. Professor Bayrock’s new chemical is supposed to increase by a few percentage points the amount of ethanol and liquor produced in the fermentation process.
This could mean millions in profit per facility, when you consider the annual production. This chemical will also be useful to the biofuel industry, for the same reason.
According to the professor, his invention is the antibiotic for the infections in the production process, and has four major benefits:
- Better fuel
- Better yeast
- Better process
- Better booze (of course!)
Ethanol plants are biological in nature and bacteria is always an issue there. His invention, the new chemical, can be used during the production process to prevent bacteria from stealing the fermenting yeast’s sugars. Thus, the chances of contamination by bacteria are minimized. This results in an increase in the amount of ethanol/liquor, without altering the flavor (according to tests conducted by some major alcohol companies). Professor Bayrock has not named the chemical so far. The invention is supposed to enter the markets within three years or so.