Minneapolis, Sept 6 – Membrane technology provider, Whitefox Technologies Ltd, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome Whitefox as our newest member. Whitefox’s membrane solutions are designed to provide ethanol plants with flexibility in operations and improved efficiency and profitability,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at MN Biofuels.
Based in the United Kingdom with operations in the US, Europe and Canada, Whitefox’s membrane-based dehydration technology – Whitefox Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (Whitefox ICETM) – is currently installed in six plants in the US.
Whitefox’s Vice President of Business Development North America, Paul Kamp, said the company helps identify bottlenecks at ethanol plants and simulates the impact of using its membrane solutions to yield higher production rates, improve plant heat integration and reduce operations and maintenance costs.
“A Whitefox system improves a plant’s carbon intensity scores by reducing energy use and makes the plant easier to run by eliminating recycled load and fluctuations in distillation,” he said.
Kamp added that ICETM can be integrated into existing ethanol plants with minimal disruption while its membrane technology can also be utilized as a technology upgrade in new greenfield plants. Whitefox will be starting up its first installation in Minnesota at Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) this fall.
“Whitefox is honored to become a member of MN Biofuels. We share your organization’s commitment to value-added agriculture and promoting cleaner energy by reducing energy usage and water usage and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
“We look forward to a strong working relationship with the association and Minnesota-based ethanol plants and corn farmers,” he said.
Learn more about Whitefox here.
Picture Caption: Whitefox ICETM installation at CVEC
Picture Caption : Paul Kamp, Whitefox’s Vice President of Business Development North America