HPD wins evaporator contracts

By | August 04, 2008
HPD, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company with offices in Plainfield, Ill., and Bilbao, Spain, will provide evaporation systems for Abengoa Bioenergy's proposed ethanol plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Ag Processing Inc.'s ethanol plant in Hastings, Neb. The stillage evaporation systems will employ a three-effect falling film evaporation train followed by a high-solids concentration unit to produce up to 35 percent total solids entering the dryers for the Abengoa system and up to 50 percent for the AGP system. A higher syrup concentration sent to the dryer significantly decreases natural gas consumption and increases throughput of distillers dried grains with solubles.