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The Benefits

Whitefox recently conducted a case study for a customer with a corn based Delta-T ethanol facility in the United States. The customer’s plant was operating at full capacity and higher product flow rates were desired. The aim was to maximize plant capacity without an increase in energy consumption.


Capacity (MMGPY)

Steam DDE (BTU/galE)16,10014,300

Cooling Water (galCW/galE)

Steam Saving (USD)-$0.3m
Carbon Intensity (CI) Benefits-$0.9m
Contribution (extra gallons)-$0.8m
Whitefox membrane technology provides the following benefits:

• Capacity increase up to 25%
• Diversify to lower moisture for export
• Energy saving up to 12%
• Emission saving up to 2 CI points
• Cooling Water reduction up to 15%
• Reduction in operational and maintenance cost