Whitefox ICE announces successful startup at United Ethanol

By Whitefox Technologies | January 28, 2019

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 percent overall capacity increase with the capability of a further 5 percent 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 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 ICETM 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.”