Ship & Shore to showcase pollution abatement solutions at FEW

By Matt Thompson | June 07, 2019

Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., a U.S.-based global manufacturer, designer and fabricator of regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO) and custom pollution control solutions, is bringing its products and expertise to the ethanol industry. That's good news for producers looking to limit their emissions or reduce their carbon footprint, said Anoosheh Oskouian, president and CEO of Ship & Shore.

“In California, as well as a lot of other places, you have to have a plan as to how will you handle the pollution coming out of any plant,” she said. “So, it’s almost not a voluntary thing, it is a mandatory thing to have to consider. I always tell people it’s almost like paying your taxes.”

Oskouian said that while Ship & Shore has worked with ethanol producers in the past, the industry hasn’t been its focus. Company representatives, however, will be on hand at next week’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, to answer producers’ questions about the technology.

“The way we design our systems, and some of the proprietary design that we have organically grown within the company, gives our type of system and our design a lot of advantages over something that may be readily available in the marketplace,” Oskouian said.

Anu Vij, Ship & Shore chief operations officer, said the company’s RTOs are designed to be an integral part of a plant. “Not only are we taking care of the air emitted from the process facility, a lot of the time we also send the heat back to be used in their process,” he said. “We try to integrate our system as a part of the overall facility, and not just as the end-of-pipe equipment.”

Vij added that Ship & Shore’s ethanol products are typically composed of stainless steel, due to the acid present in the ethanol production process. He also said company’s RTO is “the most energy efficient product in the combustion arena,” and benefits from high destruction efficiency.

“Typically, they require higher than 95 percent destruction efficiency and most of the systems that we manufacture exceed that number, at least minimum 98 or 99 percent destruction efficiency,” Vij said.

Oskouian said their systems are designed to be relatively maintenance-free and have low operating costs. “Naturally, downtime with any system of this sort is of great concern, and our systems are designed such that they will never experience that, except a few days end of the year scheduled preventive maintenance services,” she said.