Solenis to introduce new chemical innovations during 2015 FEW

By Solenis | April 30, 2015

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will introduce a novel family of antibiotic-free fermentation aids and a new scale inhibitor at the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 1-4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. Located in booth 921, Solenis will also highlight several other technologies that can help fuel ethanol producers operate more efficiently and more profitably.

On June 2 at 1:20 p.m. Allen Ziegler, global biorefining marketing director for Solenis, will provide an overview of the new fermentation aids on the Innovation Stage on the Expo floor at the FEW. In addition, Robert Yule, platform launch manager for Solenis, will deliver a presentation on the new scale inhibitor during the FEW Production and Operations seminars on Tuesday, June 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 200 DEFG.

Solenis, which was a FEW exhibitor the past four years under its former Ashland Water Technologies name, is a platinum-level sponsor of the event with close to 100 years of experience in process enhancement and water treatment. The company offers a broad portfolio for the fuel ethanol industry, including process aids, water treatment chemistries, and monitoring and control systems.

Key innovations that Solenis will highlight during the FEW include:

Antibiotic-free Fermentation Aids: The Solenis family of fermentation aids provides better yeast propagation while simultaneously reducing bacterial growth without the use of antibiotics in both high pH and standard pH fermentation processes. The company’s offering of patented and patent-pending antibiotic-free fermentation aids can help fuel ethanol producers improve efficiency and address regulatory and consumer concerns about antibiotics in the food chain.

Scale Inhibitor to Improve Evaporator Efficiency: Solenis’ Polystabil AS4535 scale inhibitor is specifically designed to help fuel ethanol producers reduce scale, improve heat transfer and reduce downtime in their evaporators. This patent-pending blended product starts working at a dosage level below traditional polyacrylate chemistries and allows higher dosages, up to 20 ppm, while still meeting regulatory requirements ‒ making it significantly more effective than conventional technologies.

In addition to these technologies, Solenis representatives will be available in booth 921 to discuss new cooling water treatments, FDA-approved corn oil extraction aids for both disk-stack and tricanter systems, and a proprietary control system that allows for around-the-clock surveillance and control of process and water treatment programs.