Amaizing Energy receives upgrade

By | June 02, 2008
Amaizing Energy LLC has installed an automatic self-cleaning slurry strainer/mixer from Erie, Pa.-based Fluid Engineering to improve the fermentation process at its 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Denison, Iowa. The strainer/mixer turns the plant's slurry into a homogeneous mixture, reducing the amount of enzymes used by approximately 10 percent to 30 percent. Amaizing Energy had been using Fluid Engineering's Model 107, which is now used as a backup to the new Model 763 when it's shut down for maintenance. The new model was originally designed as a labor-saving device, and there is now a large market for it worldwide, Fluid Engineering said. Its equipment could also be used in cellulosic ethanol production