MGP Ingredients of Illinois, Inc.

Located in Pekin, Illinois, USA, MGP Ingredients of Illinois engaged KATZEN to design a 22 million gallon per year motor fuel grade ethanol dehydration unit using molecular sieve technology. The process is comprised of a Recovery Rectifier and a Molecular Sieve Dehydration Unit.

The Recovery Rectifier is fed various ethanol-containing streams from the existing plant. The Mol Sieve Unit receives a vapor feed from the Recovery Rectifier to produce motor fuel grade ethanol. The Recovery Rectifier is thermally integrated into the existing beer stripping operation, thus dramatically reducing additional steam requirements for the plant expansion.