Versions of our technology, mechanical vapor recompression (MVR), have been widely deployed in single processes, but integrated, comprehensive designs that consider multiple processes are relatively rare.
Our CTO, Lynn Crawford, first deployed an early version of our tech at a corn ethanol plant that he built and operated near Aberdeen, South Dakota, during the late 1970s. With an annual production capacity of 400,000 gallons per year, the plant was one of the larger early dry-mill plants of that era.
EII has been awarded patents for its technology by the USPTO, the EU, and South Africa, with patents pending in many other countries. The patents validate our innovative incorporation of proven process concepts into comprehensive, integrated designs that improve efficiency, save project capital, and mitigate risks.
Today, integrated MVR systems from EII are in operation at Pannonia Bio, with additional plants’ systems under development. The systems' demonstrated flexibility, reliability, and efficiency attest to the technology’s commercial value.