Nebraska-based E Energy Adams to install Whitefox ICE

By Whitefox Technologies Ltd. | May 03, 2018

E Energy Adams is to be the first ethanol plant in Nebraska to install a Whitefox ICE system. Nebraska is the second largest ethanol producing state in the country; its geographic position, abundant ethanol supply and reliable rail transportation gives Nebraska a strategic advantage in serving ethanol markets in the western U.S.

E Energy Adams is an original 50 million-gallon ICM-designed ethanol plant that began operations in 2007. Since then, they have continuously worked to improve the efficiency of the plant, and have also expanded their capacity to 80 million gallons.

Carl Sitzmann, E Energy Adams CEO said, "I've had positive experience working with membrane technology in other industries and always believed it had the potential to play an important role in improving efficiencies in the ethanol industry.  Once I spoke with Whitefox, I knew their membrane technology was right for us. This installation will help us to increase our capacity further while reducing our carbon footprint, both of which are very important to us. We look forward to a long-lasting and successful partnership with Whitefox."

Whitefox's CEO, Gillian Harrison, said, "Carl and his team quickly grasped the benefits of incorporating a Whitefox ICE at their plant. Our engineers have really appreciated the collaborative relationship that has developed which has enabled us to jointly design the integration solution to maximize the benefits of adding a Whitefox ICE. We are delighted to work with E Energy, whose values are aligned with ours—to produce environmentally friendly fuel, add value to the local economy and improve operations and profitability of ethanol production."

"E Energy Adams is an industry leader, not just in operations efficiency, but also in continuous improvement.  It is a privilege to work with their team of forward-thinkers as we establish a system design based on their goals and plant specifics," said Paul Kamp, Whitefox VP of business development.

Whitefox's Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (Whitefox ICE) is a membrane-based dehydration technology with a small footprint. It enables producers to reduce energy costs and improve carbon intensity (CI) scores, reduce cooling water costs year-round and reduce operation & maintenance costs by simplifying production, all while increasing revenues from additional ethanol capacity. Whitefox ICE can be integrated into existing corn ethanol production plants with minimal disruption. Whitefox's membrane technology can equally be included as a technology upgrade in new greenfield plants.