Job Alert: Senior 3-D Design Drafter

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Immediate Opening: Senior 3-D Design Drafter who will be responsible for establishing technical specifications, developing product designs that meet those specifications, modeling and analyzing systems, and solving technical problems. Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to

Thermal Kinetics to Supply Major Components for Al-Corn Ethanol Plant Expansion

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Thermal Kinetics is in the midst of assisting Al-Corn in Claremont, MN in the expansion of their ethanol plant, which will add 70 MGPY of ethanol production capacity. The heart of the equipment installation will include Thermal Kinetics’ patented Distillation, Dehydration and Evaporation (DDE) system. This technology will save the plant at least 15-20 % […]

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Standard Thermal Kinetics DD&E System

Distillation, Dehydration & Evaporation (DD&E)

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In a conventional dry mill ethanol plant, the central processing area and one of the largest users of energy is the Distillation, Dehydration, and Evaporation (DD&E) system.  Traditionally, ‘beer’, the source of the ethanol, is produced in a fermentation process using very large vessels. From there it is pumped into a Beer Stripping Column where […]

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Falling Film Tubular Evaporator Diagram

How to Choose the Best Evaporator for Your Application

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A truly versatile device, evaporators are used in a wide range of industrial settings. Beverage manufacturers use evaporators to concentrate product and to optimize product consistency; pharmaceutical companies use them to eliminate potentially damaging moisture from medicines; and a number of industrial chemical sectors, such as the chloralkali industry, use them to concentrate chemical solutions. […]

Corn generated ethanol in test tubes with BIOFUEL word.

We’re a Sponsor of the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2017

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This year’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) will take place March 1-3, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. ABLC is a connected series of five individual conferences (The Advanced Fuels Summit, the Renewable Chemicals Summit, the Aviation Biofuels Summit, the Gas Conversion & Markets Summit and ABLC Feedstock). Thermal Kinetics is proud to […]

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Sodium Sulfate Mine and Anhydrous Crystal Production Project

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Thermal Kinetics has recently completed design and supply of equipment for the production of anhydrous sodium sulfate. Our involvement included preparation of the processing plant’s material and energy balance, design layout of all major equipment from receipt of raw ore, ore dissolving, purification, clarification, crystallization, centrifugation, and drying operations. We designed and supplied the evaporative crystallization […]

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

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The Advanced Bioeconomy  Leadership Conference took place in Washington, DC on March 11 – 13th. It was a mind boggling gathering of the best and brightest executives in the renewables sector. The hot topic was low cost oil, but most remain steadfast on their chosen path, although financing may be even tougher to land. This […]

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Energy efficiency is frequently achieved through process integration and TKE’s DDE design is no exception. But highly integrated process are sometimes hard to troubleshoot. In every instance in which Calgren has been baffled by DDE process issues and found it necessary to reach out to TKE for assistance, they have responded with sage and knowledgeable advice.

– Lyle J. Schlyer, President of
Calgren Renewable Fuels

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