Dürr joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association

By Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association | January 10, 2018

Dürr Systems Inc. has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association's latest vendor member.

"We are pleased to welcome Dürr to our growing roster of members. Dürr provides trend-setting environmental and energy-solutions. In the ethanol industry, Dürr provides producers a single rotary valve regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) system," said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.

The company is part of Germany-based Dürr Group, which is a leading global mechanical and plant engineering firm with 93 business locations in 28 countries.

"After hearing about the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association at the most recent Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Dürr was impressed with their ability to convey a positive message for the entire ethanol industry. Additionally, their promotion of not only the manufacturers, but also the suppliers to this industry is something that was a huge positive.

"We look forward to the upcoming opportunities this association will provide to interface with manufacturers while providing valuable information and insight on the ethanol market," said Greg Thompson, key account manager at Dürr.

In the ethanol industry, Dürr has worked with ethanol producers in Illinois and Iowa and is looking at expanding to Minnesota.

"Our single valve RTO system has significant advantages over the current industry standard. 

Additionally, we have the capability of making retrofits and modifications to that style of RTO saving customers significantly on maintenance and downtime annually," Thompson said.

The RTO system—the Ecopure RL—is designed with the lowest maintenance required of any unit in the market while promoting the highest amount of uptime, he said.

Thompson said Ecopure RL RTO system provides ethanol manufacturers with unique features that ensure high destruction efficiency with online bake-out features that significantly reduces process particulate plugging.

"Furthermore, Dürr's abilities in designing new RTOs, along with our significant experience in the air pollution control industry, makes us uniquely capable in providing maintenance, repair and retrofit services for any style of RTO or from any manufacturer," he said.