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IGPC Ethanol Inc, addressing strategic priorities with energy efficient membrane installation at Aylmer, Ontario plant

Whitefox ICE® membrane solution provides increased energy efficient ethanol production, reduced cooling water demand and lowers CI score at the plant.

Aylmer, ON, Canada, April 2, 2024 Whitefox Technologies is pleased to announce that IGPC Ethanol Inc. has agreed to install the Whitefox ICE® membrane dehydration system at its ethanol plant located in Aylmer, Ontario. This is a landmark agreement as it represents Whitefox’s first opportunity in Canada. The installation project is anticipated to be completed during Q4 2024.

Paul Morin, P.Eng, IGPC Director of Operations said “We are very excited to have a Whitefox ICE system integrated into our distillation area. This system yields many benefits that align with our strategic goals. It will help us lower our CI all the while reducing the strain on our sieves and making a more user-friendly distillation system. I am very impressed with how custom-made Whitefox integrates with our system to maximize energy savings.”

The Whitefox ICE® system treats existing recycle streams to free up and debottleneck distillation-dehydration capacity, enabling IGPC Ethanol to lower natural gas use, cut carbon emissions, improve plant cooling, and increase potential production capacity depending on the system design. Whitefox ICE® is integrated into existing corn ethanol production plants with minimal disruption and a small footprint.

Jackie Hayes, Whitefox Business Development Manager North America “We are delighted to have partnered with IGPC on this project and excited as this represents our first installation in Canada. Whitefox has had a strong presence in Canada for over 20 years, as it is home to our Engineering and R&D centers in Calgary. Once the Whitefox ICE® solution is installed, it will assist IGPC to achieve key strategic objectives of Canadian biofuels policy – to make more fuel ethanol gallons in Canada, with reduced carbon intensity – and do so with lower energy and operating costs. I would like to thank Kevin Norton, Paul Morin and the team at IGPC for their support and commitment to install Whitefox Membrane technology.”

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Since its establishment in 2007, IGPC Ethanol is committed to contributing to both the Renewable Fuels Industry and Ontario’s agricultural sector for the better by supporting local farmers and promoting a clean environment through sustainable, renewable fuel production. As a division of Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative Inc, IGPC Ethanol Inc. has become a leader in Southwestern Ontario’s business community in supporting environmentally sustainable economic growth, so far producing 380 million litres of denatured fuel grade ethanol and 340,000 tonnes of distillers’ grains.



Whitefox specializes in technology development and process integration based on its proprietary membrane solutions. Whitefox ICE® (Integrated Cartridge Efficiency) is a bolt-on solution developed for the ethanol industry. With a small footprint, it is designed to de-bottleneck distillation and dehydration, which boosts output, improves CI scores by reducing energy and water consumption and reduces operation & maintenance costs by simplifying operations. Whitefox provides solutions for all types of alcohols, biofuels, and renewable chemicals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America.


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For further information:

Tony Short
Whitefox Technologies

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