Minneapolis, Aug 24 – Lakeville-based Nucleus Ag & Bio-Products (NABP) has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome NABP to our growing roster of members. NABP’s Vertex DDGS Enhancer offers ethanol producers a product that is designed to encapsulate DDGS fiber and absorb excess moisture,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of MN Biofuels.
NABP founder Todd Seaton said Vertex, which is an anti-caking agent, was created to alleviate a problem many ethanol producers face – hard DDGS.
“In 2015, NABP started with a unique product and service to help our friends at a few ethanol plants with their DDGS. Many plants have hard DDGS piles in storage barns, silos and rail cars,” he said, adding the company currently works with ethanol producers in the United States and Canada.
By using Vertex, Seaton said ethanol producers are able to load more DDGS into each rail car thus maximizing fill time and weight of each car.
He said Vertex absorbs the excessive moisture in DDGS to protects it from mold spores while its anti-caking properties prevent bridging in DDGS while being stored and is safer for front-end loading operations.
Seaton said Vertex has an alkaline PH level and high negative ionic charge that acts as a powerful anti-oxidant.
Besides Vertex, he said NABP also offers ethanol yeast, enzymes, yeast nutrition and antimicrobials. Learn more about NABP here.