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New webinar series addresses cooling capacity issues, system optimization

Sioux Falls, SD (September 25, 2018) - An upcoming series of webinars hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will help educate ethanol plant management and staff on how to address cooling system capacity issues, which, according to statistics published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other agencies, result in lost revenue of $500 million. The series, titled “Essential Knowledge, Disciplines, and Practices for Managing Cooling Water Systems,” is being organized by ACE, Minnesota-based ACE plant member Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), and Solenis, a global leader in industrial water treatment. Other participants include technical experts from Brentwood Industries, Midwest Cooling Towers, and Trane.

The webinar series consists of six, bi-weekly, one-hour sessions that will occur every other week at 2 p.m. Central starting October 10. Each webinar will be recorded and available online. These webinars will take a deep dive into ethanol plant cooling systems and highlight solutions related to cooling towers, heat exchangers, chillers, and water treatment. 

“This is a must-attend series for ethanol plant personnel who are considering taking steps to improve the efficiency of their cooling tower systems, and to improve their plant’s bottom line,” said Bob Jewell, CVEC energy systems chief. “This series comes at a perfect time, as many ethanol plants get up to full speed following summer slow backs or shutdowns. The conversational, interactive approach of these sessions will allow participants to ask questions directly to a panel of experts. I strongly encourage plant management and staff to attend this webinar series.”

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