Fagen teams with Frontline

By | August 04, 2008
Leading ethanol plant design/builder Fagen Inc. and Frontline BioEnergy LLC have announced a new partnership. "Kicking Gas with Biomass" is one of its slogans, and executives of both companies are hoping to help new and old ethanol plants significantly reduce natural gas consumption for process heat and steam, while laying the foundation for future ethanol production from biomass. Frontline, a biomass gasification systems provider, is partly owned by Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co., a 47 MMgy ethanol plant in Benson, Minn., which installed a Frontline gasifier currently powered by wood waste. CVEC General Manager Bill Lee said Fagen saw an opportunity to make the ethanol plants it has built better by incorporating Frontline technology.