Greenbelt Resources Adds Hitachi Zosen Membrane for Energy Efficient Ethanol
PASO ROBLES, Calif. -- October 24, 2013
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
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.
This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale and
contains certain forward-looking statements. For full disclosure statement,
visit the investor page at the Greenbelt Resources website.
Greenbelt Resources Corp.
Darren Eng, CEO
(888) 995-GRCO (4736) x101
Amelia J-Lewis, PR Counsel
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