Update on Whitefox ICE™ Installation at Fox River

Cindy Zimmerman

Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC completed the installation of its Whitefox ICE™ bolt-on solution at its ethanol plant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in December and the plant is already seeing a positive impact.

“Energy consumption has already reduced by around 1,100 BTU per gallon and operations have improved by removing column fluctuations, and that’s with only treating part of the regen stream,” said Neal Kemmet, Fox River President & General Manager. “Our intention is to move to full regen treatment over time to further improve capacity, efficiency and profitability.”

The Whitefox ICE™ installation at Fox River is the third installation in the US, with a fourth being built for United Ethanol. A Whitefox ICE™ system treats existing recycle streams to free up distillation-dehydration, reduce energy by 1,000-2,500 BTU per gallon, carbon emissions and cooling and increase capacity by up to 20%.

Ethanol, Production