PASO ROBLES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corporation, a provider of sustainable energy production systems, today announced the selection of Hitachi Zosen Corporation as a collaborator on its proprietary dehydration module. Greenbelt has successfully integrated the high-performance zeolite ceramic membrane innovation from Hitachi Zosen to achieve a higher purity ethanol through efficient extraction of residual moisture. After a global search, Greenbelt chose the ceramic membrane from Hitachi Zosen for its durability, easy-to-maintain seal-less structure and high reliability.
Hitachi Zosen brings to Greenbelt many years of expertise led by a world renowned inventor of membrane technology, and has demonstrated a commitment to sharing their deep knowledge base, research and product development experiences. By providing the Greenbelt design team with a deep understanding of the membrane structure and their process design criteria, Hitachi Zosen motivated Greenbelt to invent a module to house the membranes and an overall system design that not only achieves target ethanol standards, but is both simple and highly efficient. The simplicity and efficiency of the Greenbelt dehydration module enables membrane technology to become a superior alternative to molecular sieves traditionally used to dehydrate ethanol.
“As we accelerate our efforts to establish overseas partners and expand the use of our technology, the addition of our zeolite ceramic membrane to the Greenbelt solution is a first for our company in the growing U.S. ethanol marketplace,” said Dr. Masanobu Aizawa, General Manager of Research and Development Strategy Department at Hitachi Zosen. “Greenbelt has the most extensive knowledge of using membrane technology in the ethanol dehydration process in the U.S. and our collaboration is ideal for us to leverage our innovations and add value that is useful to our global society.”
"In addition to the level of excellence in the simple yet durable design of their membrane technology, we are extremely impressed with the customer service from Hitachi Zosen,” said Darren Eng, CEO of Greenbelt Resources Corporation. “This is a winning combination of global expertise and the entrepreneurial approach by a U.S. upstart to deliver a truly economically sound and energy-efficient solution to the production of viable commercial ethanol for local market communities around the world.”
Hitachi Zosen has operated a zeolite membrane like the one used by Greenbelt in continuous commercial service since March, 2009. In addition to technical support, Hitachi Zosen conducted hands on training for membrane installations and participated with Greenbelt in system stress and performance testing.
About Hitachi Zosen
Hitachi Zosen was founded in 1881 with headquarters in Osaka, Japan. The company is focused on the design and construction of environmental systems, industrial plants, industrial machinery, process equipment, infrastructure-related equipment, disaster prevention systems, and precision machinery. Conducting business in green energy, social infrastructure development and disaster prevention, the Hitachi Zosen aims to deliver satisfaction to our stakeholders and contribute to society. In the area of energy issues, Hitachi Zosen provides energy-from-waste, wind farm, photovoltaic/solar thermal power generation and other technologies, and plans to expand into the number one environmental company in the world. More information about the company can be found at http://www.hitachizosen.co.jp/english/.
About Greenbelt Resources Corporation
Greenbelt Resources Corporation™ designs, develops and implements technology that makes the production of alternative fuel reliable, practical, and efficient. The company delivers business solutions with integrity and perpetually high quality control through intelligent support services. Greenbelt Resources' subsidiary, Diversified Ethanol Corporation™, provides end-to-end waste-to-ethanol solutions designed for localized processing of locally generated waste into locally consumed ethanol. The company's ethanol plants are built around the award winning Butterfield Closed Cycle System™. For more information including how to contact the company, visit Greenbelt Resources on the web at www.greenbeltresources.com.
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