For Dr. Martin Reaney, a partial glass of ethanol waste water is always half-full. This is not just an optimistic view. He built his career on looking in unexpected places for even the smallest things that might hold great value. He and his team at the University of Saskatchewan found something amazing. It’s something that could prove memorable for all of us. Remarkably, it is found in the waste water, or stillage, left over from Saskatchewan’s ethanol industry. The “something” they found is a compound that plays an important role in mental processes such as memory and cognition–glyceryl phosphoryl choline (GPC). This is much more than just a new use for the by-products from ethanol production; its an opportunity to help the growing population of Alzheimer’s patients. Check out this exciting and potentially life-changing innovation at the following link: GPC Found In Ethanol Stillage.
In addition to being the Chair, CEO, and CSO of Prairie Tide Diversified, Inc., Dr. Martin Reaney is a professor in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. He also holds the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture (SMA) Chair of Lipid Quality and Utilization.