The award was one of four development awards totaling $761,348. The awards were matched with $890,047 from the companies.
Cerealus in Waterville, ME, said it has been evaluating, developing and licensing sustainable technologies to address a number of specific market applications since 2004.
Its CEREGEL-Cerecarb is the latest generation in strength and retention that will save paper mills as much as $50/ton though implementation of "best practices" process improvements. The new technology will provide paper mills with new or enhanced capabilities, such as increased bond strength and reduced retention agents.
"Our new processes will enable mills to increase their starch utilization, which will allow the use of more ash and save fiber," the company states on itswebsite.