Minneapolis, April 29 - The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) is pleased to announce that Ashland Water Technologies has become our association's latest vendor member.
"We are pleased to expand our vendor member portfolio to include a multinational entity such as Ashland Water Technologies. With close to 100 years of experience in process enhancement and water treatment, Ashland helps ethanol producers operate more efficiently and profitably," said Tim Rudnicki, MBA's executive director.
From extraction aids that increase corn oil yields to scale inhibitors that reduce fouling and deposition within evaporators, Ashland offers a variety of innovative technologies that address a wide range of customer needs.
Ashland's state-of-the-art product portfolio for ethanol plants includes monitoring and control systems and specialty chemical products such as biocides, cleaners, coagulants, corn oil extraction aids, corrosion inhibitors, defoamers, deposit inhibitors, fermentation aids, flocculants, lignin control agents, odor inhibitors, oxygen scavengers, scale inhibitors, and sludge dewatering aids.
A number of these products are FDA-approved and others are NSF-registered for treatment of boiler water and cooling water in and around food processing areas.
"Ashland is our 11th vendor member and in the months and years to come, we hope to add more valuable industry members to our portfolio. MBA has played a leading role in promoting and growing Minnesota's ethanol industry and will continue to do so with support from organizations such as Ashland," Rudnicki said.