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RE: Question about P2 for maple syrup processors



Here is one company that takes various products and converts them to ethanol:

http://www.parallelproducts.com/AboutUs.html 

They have several locations across the country.

Helen

Helen Miller 
Environmental Specialist
Division of Hazardous Waste Management
Ohio EPA PO Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
(614)644-2811
helen.miller@epa.state.oh.us


>>> "Butner, R Scott" <scott.butner@pnl.gov> 9/2/2005 12:29:43 PM >>>
Mike - 

That's a sticky problem you've got there....

I cannot recall the name of the firm but a few years back I spoke at a
P2 workshop for food processors, conducted by SC Edison in ag regions of
southern california.  One of the other speakers was from a company that
bought and processed all sorts of sugar-bearing aqueous waste streams,
which they would then process into fermentable feedstocks and use to
produce ethanol and/or citric acid.

I apologize for not remembering the name of the firm -- I do recall that
they were located in Orange County, CA -- but I mention it because it
leads me to believe that the business model has probably been replicated
in other regions.  I tried a quick Google search to find similar firms
but came up empty, but a call to your local cider mill or juice plant,
inquiring about what they do with their off-spec product, might provide
good leads. 

Hmmmm...what else?  Maple syrup wine?  Could be the next big thing...the
world needs a good breakfast wine that goes with waffles.

As far as other p2 strategies, you might want to review the ChemAlliance
virtual plant tour
(http://www.chemalliance.org/Handbook/plant/index.asp) and review the
case studies related to the terms "viscous" and/or "heat exchange" (to
name a few).  While the case studies deal almost exclusively with
chemical processing, the unit operations are quite similar and you may
find some inspiration from how others have dealt with the problems
inherent in heating highly viscous liquids (reducing delta T driving
force; improving mixing at the boundary layer, e.g. by scraped surface
heat exchange; reducing adherence of materials by surface modification
e.g., teflon or similar coatings).  

Hope this helps, even a little. 

========================================
Scott Butner 
Director, ChemAlliance
c/o Pacific NW National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA  99352
Voice: (509)-372-4946/Fax: (509) 375-2443
Website: http://www.chemalliance.org/ 
E-mail: scott.butner@pnl.gov 
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net] 
On Behalf Of Laura L. Barnes
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 6:19 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net 
Cc: reelem@erie.gov 
Subject: Question about P2 for maple syrup processors

Good morning P2Techers!

Mike Reele from Erie County, NY sent the question to the GLRPPR Help
Desk. 
I've searched everywhere I can think of and not found anything. I'm
hoping that someone out there has worked with companies in this sector
and can give him some guidance.

Please reply directly to him or make sure to copy him on your reply
because he's not on P2Tech.

Here's the question, along with his contact information:

>First Name:             Mike
>Last Name:                      Reele
>Occupation                      Government
>State:                          OH
>E-mail:                         reelem@erie.gov 
>Phone:                          716 858-8006
>Subject or Topic:       Are there any markets for the water produced by

>separating it from maple tree sap using a reverse osmosis process?  
>Also are there any P2 guidance info for maple syrup processors?

Thanks in advance! I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.

Laura B.

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61820         e-mail:lbarnes@wmrc.uiuc.edu 
Check out our web page at
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