Minneapolis, May 23 – Water management solutions provider, Fremont Industries, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome Fremont Industries to our growing roster of members. Fremont Industries has been a leader in water management solutions in the ethanol industry,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
Fremont Industries, based in Shakopee, is part of Japan’s Kurita Water Industries Ltd, a global leader in industrial water and process technologies.
“Fremont Industries has been a strong supporter of the ethanol industry for many years through both our national and state memberships in biofuels organizations. It is an honor to become a member of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association,” said Rob Herbon, director of corporate accounts at Fremont Industries.
The company currently services over 40 ethanol plants across 12 states that collectively produce 2.2 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
“The American farmer is under extreme pressure from low margins that are eating away any potential profits. The Big Oil push to gain small refinery exemptions has taken away ethanol blending volume. Less volume means oversupply of corn, which is leading to price destruction. Clean-burning ethanol made in America, is not only cleaner and greener, but the monies generated stay in America,” Herbon said.
Among Fremont Industries areas of expertise include zero liquid discharge, evaporator clean-in-place (CIP) programs and help, beerstone mitigation, process optimization training, plant optimization, reverse osmosis (RO) membrane and CIP help.
Herbon said Fremont Industries develops comprehensive, stage-by-stage cost/benefit analysis to provide ethanol producers with the most effective water treatment program with sustainable practice recommendations that promote energy conservation, water reuse and cleaner discharge.
In March this year, another Minnesota-based water management provider, U.S. Water, joined the North American Kurita Group of companies.
Alongside Fremont Industries, Herbon said both companies will strive to provide a total solutions approach to ethanol producers throughout Minnesota and the rest of the country.
Learn more about Fremont Industries here.
Picture caption: The Combined Fremont Industries and U.S. Water teams.