Minneapolis, Aug 2 – Eden Prairie-based HRST, Inc. has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) as a vendor member.
Formed in 1998, HRST specializes in technical services and product designs for Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs), waste heat boilers, power boilers and steam turbines.
“We are pleased to welcome HRST to our growing roster of members. HRST’s experience in improving boiler reliability and performance will help ethanol producers reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions and maximize production,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at MN Biofuels.
HRST provides inspection, analysis, design upgrades and professional training for more than 250 boilers per year and has regional offices in California, Florida, Maine, Texas and Vietnam.
“We service the combined cycle power generation, processing, petrochemical, and ethanol industries,” said Evan Almberg, analysis engineer at HRST.
He said the company intends to grow its boiler and steam turbine engineering services for the ethanol industry.
Almberg said HRST can perform various projects for the ethanol industry, such as thermal performance assessments, failure analysis of boiler components and design upgrades, as well as thermal oxidizer HRSG inspections.
Among ethanol producers, Guardian Energy, Pacific Ethanol and Flint Hills Resources have recently worked with HRST.
“HRST is well positioned to provide local support to the Minnesota ethanol industry, as well as surrounding states. We learned a great deal about the industry by attending and presenting at our first Fuel Ethanol Workshop in June 2018.
“While there, we were introduced to MN Biofuels and its success representing Minnesota and the national ethanol industry. As plants strive for efficiency and expand production, better understanding the needs of local producers helps us provide the best solutions to meet their HRSG / boiler, steam turbine and combined heat and power needs,” Almberg said.
Learn more about HRST here.
Picture Caption: HRST's steam turbine engineering services
Picture Caption: HRST provides technical services and product designs for Heat Recovery Steam Generators