Iroquois Bio-Energy to install reactor tower

By | January 12, 2009
Iroquois Bio-Energy Co. LLC, a 40 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant in Rensselaer, Ind., has ordered a PDX Ethanol Reactor Tower from U.K.-based Pursuit Dynamics PLC. According to Pursuit Dynamics, the tower will improve ethanol yields by 8 percent to 12 percent with no additional energy requirements. The system was under construction in early December, and slated for delivery and installation in February with operation to begin in March. "We congratulate [IBEC] on being the first commercial user of our system," said Pursuit Dynamics Chief Executive Officer John Heathcote. The company said it had also signed letters of intent to purchase this system from three additional unnamed plants. "We have set a target of installing a base of 610 million gallons per year in the U.S. ethanol industry by the end of September 2009," Heathcote said.