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Editor: Dominik Stephan

Technology alliance for renewable energies: Gas Technologies designs and builds a 50 gallons per day distillation unit for biofuels for local Michigan Biodiesel.

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A GTL plant by Gas Technologies – the American company just signed a technology supply contract with Michigan Biodiesel. (Picture: Gas Technology)
A GTL plant by Gas Technologies – the American company just signed a technology supply contract with Michigan Biodiesel. (Picture: Gas Technology)

Petoskey, Michigan/USA – Gas Technologies (GTL) will supply a facility of Michigan Biodiesel with its proprietary GasTechno distillation process. Under a recent technology relationship agreement, GTL will design and build a 50 gallons per day distillation unit for methanol, ethanol and other products at Bangor/Michigan, scheduled to go productive by 2012-2013.

“Off-site separation and distillation of our alcohol blend has been part of our strategy for several years, and we really believe that we have located the best possible partner to handle this phase of our operation”, said Walter Breidenstein, CEO of Gas Technologies. “It only took John Oakley (CEO of Michigan Biodiesel) and me 4 hours touring our GasTechno mobile trailer and their biodiesel facility to see the potential for both companies. When I learned that their shareholders were mostly local farmers, and saw their “get-it-done” business ethic, I could not have been more excited about this new relationship. Our goal is to convert Michigan’s wasted flared gas into liquids, and then turn it into fuels and fertilizer products for the agricultural community.”

Both companies currently evaluate commercialising mixed alcohol and fertilizer blends currently under development by GTL. “The GasTechno process of making alcohols gives us a wide range of solutions for the farming community and is the perfect long-term partner in our focus toward sustainable fuels and fertilizers. Agriculture is the base to capture renewable solar energy and put it in a storable state for this generation and future generations, knowing those generations depend on our innovations for food and fuel for humans, livestock, and to power transportation. We are always looking forward to the future.” said John Oakley, CEO of Michigan BioDiesel LLC.

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