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By increasing yields, speeding up fermentation, reducing energy and chemical consumption, IFF is helping ethanol producers meet the challenges of creating a secure renewable energy pipeline with innovative enzyme, yeast and antimicrobial solutions for starch-based fuel ethanol. IFF remains committed to biofuels innovation and a sustainable energy future.

As a trusted partner of the ethanol industry, Novozymes is committed to investing in products and solutions that help producers do their job better. We do this by focusing our innovation on providing options that enable you to succeed in any market condition, no matter how challenging. Together, let’s work to increase the profitability of your plant.

Enogen® corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation available exclusively from Syngenta. With Enogen corn, you can source grain and alpha amylase directly from your local corn growers, gain corn market knowledge from mid-year corn estimates, invest in your local community, gain the ability to increase yield and throughput of your production facility, and achieve more robust fermentations. Enogen corn is fueling enzyme innovation.

Control bacteria and enhance yeast health with FermaHop® Pro and VitaHop® Silver Liquid. Stop the BetaTec booth to learn more and to meet our team of experts!

ICM innovates and develops new technologies to support the production of renewable fuels and animal feed. More than 100 biorefineries worldwide utilize ICM’s proprietary systems. A full-service provider, ICM offers design, engineering, manufacturing, implementation, and plant support, all of which are tailored to yield higher profits and better operational efficiencies for biorefineries. ICM is based in Colwich, Kansas. For more information, visit icminc.com.

CTE Global, Inc. is a recognized leader in the bio-fuels industry for quality enzymes and yeast products. Our Technology Center and field teams are continuously expanding our product range to meet customer needs while providing outstanding value. We also offer a comprehensive suite of process monitoring and optimization services to resolve plant upsets and improve performance. Ethanol is our focus. Performance is our goal. Innovation is our mission.

Fluid Quip Technologies® (Fluid Quip) provides custom technologies and engineering services to the biofuel and biochemical industries worldwide. Fluid Quip has commercialized multiple technologies to enhance the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process, create new and novel alternative feed products, and supply the growing need for carbohydrate feedstocks into the biochemical market.

The Phibro Ethanol Performance Group (EPG) has a portfolio of products that consist of antimicrobials, cleaning products, process aids, and a new yeast solutions portfolio that will bring value to a plant’s bottom line. The sale of the products are then supported by a technical team and state-of-the-art lab to help improve efficiency for ethanol bio-refineries.

Tranter is a global manufacturer of a wide variety of heat transfer products which can be custom designed to suit any customer needs. Tranter's replacement parts, superior refurbishment services and on-site field service for all brands of gasketed PHE's is another reason that Tranter is known as "The Heat Transfer People."

Premium Plant Services, Inc. offers industrial cleaning services that specialize in the Hydroblasting of plant process equipment. Premium utilizes the latest Hydroblasting equipment and specialty devices, plus highly trained technicians to safely clean and bring your plant back to full operating efficiency. Premium also offers the following services: Vacuum Truck, Sandblasting, Slurry Blasting, Sponge Blasting, Surface Chemical cleaning and Dry Ice cleaning.

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) provides fermentation ingredients (yeasts, yeast nutrients, enzymes, and antimicrobials) to fuel alcohol and distilled spirits producers. LBDS is dedicated to supporting the industry with high quality, cutting edge products and value-creating technical service and education. See how LBDS’s leading product line and the industry’s best technical sales and service support team can create value in your ethanol plant operations.

Fuel your community with our expert evaluations. We offer a full range of distillation, evaporation, and molecular sieve process equipment as well as consultations, operational oversight process evaluation, and more to maximize your ethanol potential. Close to a dozen fuel ethanol plants supplied to date.

Growth Energy is the leading biofuel trade association in the country. We represent producers and supporters of ethanol who are working to bring consumers better choices at the fuel pump, grow America’s economy, and improve the environment for future generations. Our growing membership base now represents nearly half of all American ethanol plants, along with many of the largest and most prominent fuel retailers in the country and the industry’s top associate members whose businesses support the ethanol industry.

Whitefox is a leading provider of membrane-based solutions to the ethanol industry including fuel-grade, high-grade, cellulosic, jet-fuel and organic solvents such as acetone and iso-butanol. The Whitefox-ICE® solution, installed at 9 US plants, cuts production costs by reducing steam consumption and cooling water, increases revenues by removing distillation/dehydration bottlenecks and improves CI scores. Whitefox membranes contribute to a NetZero future.
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Fagen, Inc. is a full-service EPC contractor headquartered in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Utilizing a database of over 15,000 direct-hire employees, Fagen, Inc. has constructed a variety of projects in renewable fuels, renewable energy, and other industrial industries. Fagen, Inc. is consistently ranked among contractors and design-builders by ENR.

Leaf benefits from Lesaffre’s expertise to develop fermentation solutions for industrial manufacturers looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Our focus is to offer value-added fermentation solutions to exceed the technical and economical expectations of our partners worldwide. Since 2014, Leaf has been committed to reinforcing Lesaffre’s current market position on the conventional and cellulosic ethanol markets.

ZEBREX™ is a cutting-edge zeolite membrane dehydration process. With a proven track-record at over 70 plants in the world, the combination of dehydration devices with ZEBREX™ zeolite membranes for bioethanol manufacturing processes can contribute to energy-saving and capacity expansion.

Trucent helps Dry-Grind Ethanol Producers maximize and stabilize their corn oil extraction yields. With DCO prices at all-time highs, most producers are leaving additional value on the table. Trucent offers corn oil extraction technology and service, emulsion breaking chemistry, and centrifuge parts and repair services. Contact us today.

With operations in 130 countries and employing over 10,000 people worldwide, SUEZ’s water technologies & solutions leverages our innovation, expertise and global capabilities to solve our customers’ toughest water, wastewater and process challenges wherever they occur.

BASF is committed to understanding the needs of our customers and working closely with them to develop optimal solutions. Leveraging state-of-the-art enzyme technology in combination with cutting-edge chemistry, BASF is improving overall plant performance, enabling higher yields and flexible process parameters, while decreasing downtime. As a result, our customers improve profitability.

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SILVER SPONSORS


Kurita America helps society and the natural environment coexist in harmony through water. Our legacy companies have been innovators in the biofuels industry since the beginning, pioneering new technologies to keep you competitive. Using customized, integrated solutions, we work with you through your most challenging water, process, and energy needs.

At Burns & McDonnell, our engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants do more than plan, design and construct. With a mission unchanged since 1898 — make our clients successful — our more than 7,500 professionals partner with you on the toughest challenges, constantly working to make the world an amazing place.

KATZEN, is the leading world-wide provider of technology, process design and engineering for biofuel and ethanol plants. With over 140 completed ethanol projects in 40 countries we are number one in design for alternative feedstocks, production efficiency and super-high grade ethanol through VHQ™ Distillation. KATZEN custom-designed plants demonstrate results.

Ethanol Industry Supplier of yeast, antibiotics, DDGS flow-ability agents, enzymes and nutrients.

The D3MAX process employs patented, state-of-the-art technology to convert both five- and six-carbon sugars in wet cake to cellulosic ethanol. Starch, cellulose, xylose and arabinose are all converted to cellulosic ethanol with higher yields, lower energy consumption, and lower capital cost per gallon than other cellulosic ethanol producers. D3MAX also allows you to increase your corn grind by 20% or more, and increase corn oil recovery by 50%.

Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. is a German and Independence, KY based manufacturer of centrifuges, belt presses and processing systems. We have more than 60 years’ experience building mechanical solid-liquid separation equipment and have installed more than 10,000 machines worldwide. Our technology encompasses core functions in many industrial sectors, i.e. clarifying liquids, separating liquid suspensions, and concentrating/dewatering solids.

PRAJ offers technology led EPC solutions for supply of Biofuels plants globally. Praj's unique value proposition to global biofuels industry is based on Innovative technology and end-to-end capabilities across value chain. Praj's Bio-Mobility platform comprises of low carbon renewable transportation fuel for all modes of mobility-surface, air and Marine.

Since 1981, RFA has been helping Americans have more affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly fuel for their cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and engines of all kind.
As the authoritative voice of the U.S. ethanol industry, RFA helps America become cleaner, safer, and more energy independent.
With the most experienced staff in the industry, the RFA provides timely, comprehensive industry information to our members, Congress, federal and state government agencies, fuel marketers and retailers, strategic partners, the media and other industry leaders.
RFA has been the renewable fuel industry’s most effective advocate for expanding the market for ethanol.

The American Coalition for Ethanol is powered by people who have built an innovative industry that sustainably delivers clean fuel and valuable food for a growing world. ACE members work together to inform consumers and elected officials of ethanol’s significant contribution to our economy, environment, and communities.

Buckman is completely committed to helping our customers succeed, regardless of the challenges facing them, the industry they operate in or their location in the world. To fulfill that commitment, we surround our rigorously trained industry experts with the highest-quality chemicals, the latest smart technology, and advanced data analysis. All focused on helping your operation improve sustainability, productivity, and product quality, while reducing risk. That’s more than chemistry. That’s Chemistry, connected.

The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, collectively known as Catch Des Moines, markets the region as a visitor destination, increasing economic growth and enhancing the visitor experience. As the visitor’s and meeting professional's trusted partner, we are the heart, the soul and the energy of our destination.

Trust Battelle’s multi-disciplinary subsurface teams to cost-effectively move your carbon capture and storage project from plan to operations. We offer ethanol producers an option that is good for the environment and the bottom line. Look to Battelle as a partner to improve your carbon intensity score.

Foss & Company is an institutional investment management firm dedicated to navigating the world of tax credit investment for corporate investors. We assist in selecting & structuring the most appropriate and efficient tax credit programs to meet investors’ tax management, earnings enhancement, and community reinvestment needs. Learn more at www.fossandco.com.
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