Minneapolis, Jan 6 – Global supplier of specialty fermentation ingredients, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome LBDS to our growing roster of vendor members. LBDS supplies yeast, yeast nutrition and antimicrobial products to the ethanol industry,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of MN Biofuels.
Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., LBDS is a unit of Canada-based Lallemand, Inc.
“We are delighted to be a part of MN Biofuels. It is always good to be part of groups like these that help support and educate consumers on the importance of the biofuels industry. We need as many voices as we can to get these messages to the local, state and federal levels to continue to drive the biofuels industry forward. We look forward to working with MN Biofuels and others to keep the message going,” said Craig Pilgrim, VP of marketing and product development at LBDS.
He said one of the company’s goals is to provide the ethanol industry with innovative fermentation technologies to optimize performance.
Among its products include its yield increasing/glycerol reducing TransFerm® line, a liquid yeast line selected for high temperatures and alcohol concentrations to deliver faster starts, a better shelf life and easier delivery to the propagator. LBDS similarly offers cellulosic and biotech yeast strains for use in a variety of feedstocks.
He said LBDS’ value-creating approach is built upon a team of experienced technical sales and service professionals who serve as consultants to ethanol plant staff and identify specific needs and provide targeted products, training, troubleshooting and laboratory services.
Moreover, Pilgrim added, LBDS also supports the ethanol industry with value-creating technical service and education.
“Through the Ethanol Technology Institute (our educational arm at LBDS) we provide numerous education training programs such as The Alcohol School, The Biofuels Academy, Advanced Lab Training and publish The Alcohol Textbook (latest 6th edition now available),” he said.
Learn more about LBDS here.
Picture Caption: The LBDS team at the 2019 Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indianapolis, Ind.