The Andersons, Inc Successfully Installs the Whitefox ICE® System at its Dension Ethanol Plant

  • Thursday, 01 June 2023 06:52

Whitefox Technologies

May 31, 2023

Whitefox Technologies is pleased to announce that The Andersons, Inc. has successfully installed the Whitefox ICE® membrane dehydration system at its ethanol plant located in Denison, Iowa. This is Whitefox’s eleventh installation in the U.S., and its fourth installation in Iowa. 

Bill Krueger, Chief Operating Officer and President of The Andersons Trade and Processing, states “We have been evaluating Whitefox technology for some time, and saw that the system aligned with our goals for upgrading the Denison plant which include lower steam use and energy cost per gallon. It also helps to drive our objective of reducing carbon intensity across our production facilities. I am excited that this project is now completed as it addresses several of our strategic priorities.”

The Whitefox ICE® system treats existing recycling streams to both free up and debottleneck distillation-dehydration capacity, enabling The Andersons and other producers to lower natural gas usage, cut carbon emissions, improve plant cooling, and increase potential production capacity depending on the system design. Whitefox ICE® is integrated into existing corn ethanol production plants with minimal disruption and a small footprint.

Malcolm Rock, Whitefox COO, commented that “the goal of this installation is to decrease carbon emissions by reducing steam consumption per gallon of ethanol produced. Our process engineers have designed a tailored solution which fits the distinctive features of the Denison plant integrating heat where possible. Together with The Andersons, I am pleased to see the final stages of the project coming together. It has been a real pleasure to work with Bill Krueger, and the team at the Denison plant.”


The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) is a diversified company rooted in agriculture, conducting business in the commodity merchandising, renewables, and nutrient and industrial sectors. Investment in ethanol is a natural extension of The Andersons core business competencies in grain operations, corn originations, and commodity merchandising. In addition to being a significant investor in The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC, they also manage the operations of their ethanol plants located in Albion, Michigan; Logansport, Indiana; Greenville, Ohio; and Denison, Iowa. Guided by its Statement of Principles, The Andersons is committed to providing extraordinary service to its customers, helping its employees improve, supporting its communities, and increasing the value of the company. For more information, please visit


 Whitefox specializes in technology development and process integration based on its proprietary membrane solutions. Whitefox ICE® (Integrated Cartridge Efficiency) is a bolt-on solution developed for the ethanol industry. With a small footprint, it is designed to de-bottleneck distillation and dehydration, which boosts output, improves CI scores by reducing energy and water consumption and reduces operation & maintenance costs by simplifying operations Whitefox provides solutions for all types of alcohols, biofuels, and renewable chemicals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America.

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