Bioethanol

Events – FEW 2022

Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo 2022

FEW 2022 is gathering industry professionals in Minneapolis with a full line up of exhibition and techical programs scheduled for 13th-15th June.  Ethanol and renewable fuel producers and suppliers will be sharing the latest innovations within the biofuels industries for optimisation of processing and production. Keit will be exhibiting at Booth #1235 and participating in FEW’s annual Black out Bingo. Drop by our booth during the FEW expo to see the robust IRmadillo process analyser. Find out how Keit’s technology can optimise the ethanol & rewewable diesel production with real-time analysis for better yields and cost savings.

Keit’s Product & Application Director, Dr. Jonathon Speed, will be presenting a technical session during the event.

Tuesday, 14th June (3:30pm-5pm)
Presentation Title: Taking the Stress out of Spectroscopy 
FEW Track 1: Productions & Operations, Session “Maestro, Please: The importance of proper instrumentation in ethanol plant laboratories”

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About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Process Analyzer

Keit has created the IRmadillo to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The mid-infrared IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimization & cost savings.

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Events – FEW 2021

Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo 2021

FEW 2021 is ready for a live exhibition and techical program scheduled for 13th-15th July in Des Moines, Iowa.  Ethanol and renewable fuel producers and suppliers will be sharing the latest innovations within the biofuels industries for optimisation of processing and production. Keit will be exhibiting and participating in FEW’s annual Black out Bingo. Drop by booth #1133 during the FEW expo to see our IRmadillo process analyser on show. Find out how Keit’s technology can optimise the bioethanol fermentation process & renewable diesel pre-treatment with real-time analysis for better fermeter yields and cost savings.

Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents two sessions during the event.

Wednesday, 14th July (3:30pm-5pm)
The journey of turning an FTIR spectrometer into a process analyser for the bioethanol industry
FEW Track 1: Productions & Operations (Room 1), Session “Leveraging Best-Available Innovations in Lab Hardware and Programmatic Approaches to Drive Out Process Upsets While Driving in Greater Yield

Thursday, 15th July (1:30pm-3pm)
An analyser for the pre-treatment of renewable diesel feedstocks
Renewable Diesel Summit: Room 5, session “Right from the Beginning: Towards an Optimal Pretreatment Program in Renewable Diesel Production”

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Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and improved monitoring of Biofuels, Bioethanol and Renewable diesel

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Process Analyser

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimisation & cost savings.

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New IRmadillo with Diamond ATR

Keit’s New in-line Process Analyser, the IRmadilloDiamond, launched at Industrial Biotechnology Event in Glasgow

Oxford, United Kingdom:

Keit is delighted to introduce the IRmadilloDiamond – a rugged IRmadillo process analyser with a diamond-tipped probe for industrial, in-line analysis of liquid processes. Keit officially launched the model at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC’s) annual meeting held on 5-6 February 2020 in Glasgow.

Dan Wood, CEO, Keit, elaborated on the benefits of having a diamond attenuated total reflection (ATR) tip “Rugged by nature already, the IRmadillo now has the option of a diamond ATR for those customers whose production processes operate under rather more harsh conditions such as sterilisation-in-place (SIP) and clean-in-place (CIP) procedures – commonly found in the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) sector. The IRmadillo has always provided continuous, real-time data, but the Diamond tip ensures the instrument can remain in place throughout the entire cleaning process as well. This decreases production downtime, and safety issues”.

Keit's IRmadilloDiamond FTIR Spectrometer

Biological Reaction Monitoring Tool

Dan elaborated “We picked up a lot of interest from biorenewables companies such as bioethanol and biodiesel producers as well as from the anaerobic digestion industry. They are looking for a sturdy device to accurately and swiftly monitor alcohol and feedstock conversion processes using biomass materials in heavily industrial environments”. Dan elaborated “Needless to say, most standard process analytical instruments just can’t handle the difficulties that the IRmadillo spectrometer can — operating in production locations, indoors and out, yet providing continuous, reliable analysis”.

Developed with the Customer in Mind

Dan explained why association with IBioIC helped with the successful development of the diamond product “For the launch of the IRmadilloDiamond, the IBioIC 2020 annual meeting made sense. We became an industry partner several years ago because of their focus on the development of new technologies for the improvement of bioprocesses at the industrial level. This ticked all the right boxes for us”. Dan continued “We knew early on that the diamond product would be ideal for this market. We confirmed it by working with other members and gathering a true voice of the customer (VOC). Critical as well to the product development, was our trial with IBioIC that compared the IRmadillo with 3 other top spectroscopic techniques/technologies and the instrument came away with flying colours”.

Innovations in Bioprocessing Technology

Dr Ian Archer, Technical Director, IBioIC, stated “The IBioIC technical team, in collaboration with the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technologies (CPACT), were delighted to support Keit with the IRmadillo product development. The IBioIC Bioprocessing Scale-Up Centres offered Keit the perfect test environment for the IRmadillo, so we are delighted they have chosen the IBioIC 6th annual conference to launch the IRmadilloDiamond product.  With the rise in demand for biotechnology and fermentation processes, this product offers opportunities for real-time analysis monitoring across a variety of industries in which many of our members work, including bio-renewables, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage, so we are sure there will be great demand from IBioIC members”.

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analysers

Based in the Harwell Campus in South Oxfordshire, England, Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line, in situ process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments.  Now with two choices, the IRmadillo25 and the IRmadilloDiamond, both are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant optical design. They enable real-time chemical reaction analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation. www.keit.co.uk

About IBioIC

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) connects industry with academic expertise and government to accelerate and de-risk commercialisation, to bring new biotechnology processes and products to the global market. It does this by offering scale-up facilities, talent development, funding provision, networking opportunities and promotion of Scotland’s unique assets. The Centre currently supports over 130 companies, 50 research projects, and works with 18 Scottish universities and research institutes. Over 100 students are currently engaged in IBioIC educational programmes, with a further 100 having already graduated. The Centre is hosted by the University of Strathclyde and located in the Glasgow City Innovation District, a hub for entrpreneurship, innovation and collaboration. www.ibioic.com

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Keit at FEW 2019 – Bioethanol Monitoring

FEW 2019 & Keit IRmadillo logos

Meet us at FEW 2019 (10-12 June) in Indianapolis, Indiana (Booth #2034). We’ll be showcasing our compact, in-line process spectrometer, the IRmadillo.  Learn more at our presentation during the world’s largest ethanol event at this annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.  

See Real-Time Monitoring of  Sugars, Alcohols, and Acids

Right at our booth we’ll show how easily our IRmadillo real-time process analyser works to monitor chemical reactions of liquids in the production of bioethanol.

  • Direct observation of feedstock consumption into ethanol
  • Ability to differentiate between individual components such as different sugars
  • Monitor the reactions and check for peak productions without waiting for HPLC results

This rugged mid-infrared spectrometer is a simple, compact solution for in situ process analysis in industrial applications (with an added benefit of being certified safe for hazardous environments).

Wed., 12th June (3:30pm): Track 1 Production & Operations. Session title “Instrument Flying for Ethanol Producers: Utilizing Analytical Tools to Determine the Efficacy of New Production Approaches”. Dr. Jonathon Speed  presenting The Development and Implementation of a Universal Bioethanol Monitoring Sensor.

Visit Keit Booth 2034: Talk to our CEO, Dan Wood, and our Product and Applications Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, about the new models of probes adapted to different industrial chemical environments. 

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