MINNEAPOLIS, USA, 19 JUNE 2017
Whitefox will deliver its Whitefox ICE™ system later in 2017 based
on its modular bolt-on design, simplifying installation and shortening delivery
Minneapolis, USA, June 19, 2017 – Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC confirms
that it is installing a Whitefox ICE™ modular
bolt-on system at its plant in Oshkosh, WI. This makes it the first
Wisconsin-based ethanol plant to install a Whitefox ICE™ system and the third
installation in the US, following installations at Pacific Ethanol in
California and Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa.
Fox River is installing the Whitefox
ICE™ solution to remove process bottlenecks and reduce its energy consumption. The
objective is to free up capacity in the distillation-dehydration section to enable
an increase in production of up to 15% and reduce steam consumption. With this
project Fox River will reduce its energy footprint, further enhancing the
production of sustainable and renewable energy for the local community.
Neal Kemmet, Fox River Valley
President and General Manager, commented: “Reducing energy and water
consumption at our plant is a priority for us. We followed the Whitefox
installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors and it became clear to us that this
solution would help us achieve our strategy to increase production, improve
energy efficiency and profitability. We are excited about working with the team
at Whitefox on a project that will make a real difference.”
Gillian Harrison, CEO of Whitefox
says: “Neal Kemmet and his team at Fox River were quick to grasp the benefits
of our Whitefox ICE™ solution and how it could help them to achieve their
efficiency targets. We have been impressed by the level of understanding of the
team and the drive to continuously improve their operations. This is an
important project for Whitefox and we are very pleased that Fox River is the
first plant in Wisconsin to take advantage of our membrane solution.”
Fox River is also the first installation
to be based on Whitefox’s modular bolt-on design (MBO) which is pre-fabricated and shipped to site. The MBO simplifies
the system implementation and installation whilst reducing delivery times.
Harrison says: “We have listened to our customers and the challenges they face
with day-to-day operations when installing new equipment. We therefore
developed the MBO to reduce on site disruption, shorten the timeline for
completion and ultimately reduce the costs to our customers of installing a
Whitefox ICE™ solution”.
About Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC
Fox River Valley Ethanol is a 60 million
gallon per year Delta T facility located in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Building of the
plant began in 2002 and it has expanded over time to meet demand. It produces
biofuels, Wet Distillers Grains and Dried Distillers Grains, which are high
protein animal feed sold to local farmers and renewable CO2 which is used in a
variety of industries including meat and poultry and bottling.
Whitefox Technologies Limited specialises in technology development and process integration based on membranes. The company focuses on efficient, integrated production systems through providing process engineering know-how, as well as membrane module design. With more than 10 years of industrial experience Whitefox Technologies provides customers with proprietary solutions in biofuels production. Read more about its molecular sieve sidestream treatment here.
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