In Nebraska, Strobel Energy Group announced that it has executed an EPC agreement with Prairie Catalytic, LLC, a subsidiary of Greenyug, LLC, to design and construct its commercial scale Bio-Ethanol to Ethyl Acetate facility in Nebraska. Ethyl Acetate is a specialty solvent used extensively in products such as paints, coatings, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and a variety of consumer goods.
The Prairie Catalytic production facility will be located adjacent to the Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Corn Processing Plant in Columbus, Nebraska which will supply the project with Bio-Ethanol feedstock and other services. Strobel has initiated the detailed engineering design and will begin construction of the facility in Q3 2017 with commissioning and production expected within approximately one year. HELM AG, based in Hamburg, Germany and Piscataway, NJ, is one of the world’s largest chemical marketing companies, has executed an off-take agreement for 100% of the Ethyl Acetate produced at the Prairie Catalytic facility.