MILTON, Wis., Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Whitefox Technologies is proud to kick off 2019 with the announcement of its fourth successful installation and start-up of its Whitefox ICE™ system at United Ethanol LLC's plant in Milton, Wisconsin.
United Ethanol is already experiencing positive improvements to its operations and is currently running at a 15% overall capacity increase with the capability of a further 5% increase. The modular bolt-on system has freed up capacity in the distillation-dehydration section, which will allow the plant to increase its annual production capacity to over 60 million gallons. This is Whitefox's second successful installation in Wisconsin, the first was at Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC in Oshkosh.
United Ethanol's Chief Operating Officer, Chad Campbell said, "We are always looking to improve our efficiencies, reduce costs and deliver a positive impact to our local communities. The Whitefox ICE™ solution has helped United Ethanol attain its goals of being a low-cost producer of fuel ethanol. With the removal of bottlenecks, we have increased our throughput and at the same time made our plant more efficient and easy to operate. We also look forward to seeing the positive impact Whitefox ICE™ should have on the reduction in the cooling water load during the summer months."
Gillian Harrison, CEO of Whitefox says: "It has been a rewarding experience working with CEO David Cramer, Chad Campbell and the rest of the team at United Ethanol. United Ethanol is part of the successful United Cooperative and their drive to continuously improve their operations and profitability has been evident throughout. We are glad that we have been able to contribute to their expansion goals and reduce their steam, cooling water and emissions, which together increase United Ethanol's positive contribution to the local community and the environment. We look forward to a successful and long-lasting partnership."
About United Ethanol
United Ethanol LLC, Milton, Wis., began operations in March 2007, and converts approximately 45,000 bushels of corn per day and currently produces about 50,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year of undenatured ethanol. In addition, United Ethanol produces dry distiller's grain and modified distiller's grain, co-products of ethanol production, for use in dairy, swine and beef production. They also recover CO2 through a liquefaction plant and sell it for use in the food processing, beverage, oil recovery, municipal water treatment and chemical industries. Corn oil from United Ethanol is used in biodiesel production.
United Cooperative, headquartered at Beaver Dam, Wis., is the managing member of United Ethanol LLC. United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy, and energy products and services to Wisconsin farmers and consumers.
About Whitefox Technologies Limited
Established in 2000, Whitefox specializes in technology development and process integration based on its proprietary membrane solutions. Whitefox's Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (Whitefox ICE™) is a membrane-based dehydration technology with a small footprint. Its efficient designs help reduce operation & maintenance costs by simplifying production and improve carbon intensity (CI) scores by reducing energy and water consumption in ethanol and organic chemical manufacturing processes. Whitefox provides solutions for fuel ethanol, other biofuels, and industrial alcohol production in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. www.whitefox.com @WhitefoxTech
SOURCE Whitefox Technologies Limited