Ethanol and Biodiesel Pavilion8 Model Predictive Control Solutions

Efficient production of renewable fuels is essential to a holistic energy policy, which remains a challenge among many cyclical industries. Energy savings reduce costs of production and increase your net positive CO2 footprint. The most costly input to production is any shift in plant yields. Production capacity management in cyclical markets means that you can run faster when margins are excellent and turn-down rates run efficiently when margins shrink. All of these objectives can be improved with higher-level Pavilion8® model predictive control (MPC).

Drive Performance and Lower Costs

Model Predictive Control to Achieve Biofuel Solutions

Our Pavilion8 MPC solutions are tailored to deliver results that achieve your business operating objectives. The applications can be used individually to address specific business drivers, or in combination for greater total value and profitability. Our solutions are proven to deliver greater sustained value with lower maintenance costs than traditional linear control solutions.

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Model Predictive Control Value-Driven Solution

Application-Specific Solutions

  • Fermentation control
  • Dryer and evaporator control
  • Distillation and sieve control

Proven Technology

  • Leverages existing process instrumentation and information
  • Does not require additional capital equipment or real estate
  • Supports multiple complex processes


  • Increase fermentation capacity 4–10%
  • Increase alcohol yields 2–5%
  • Reduce variability of batch-drop ethanol and dextrose/residual sugars 30–70%
  • Optimize yields versus capacity
  • Decrease energy costs per gallon 3–5%
  • Reduce moisture variability 25–50%

Drive operational performance to desired business objectives while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Valuable Control Applications

Pavilion8 Control Solutions

Our Ethanol Solution leverages the powerful Pavilion8 technology. Pavilion8, an integrated software suite, enables ethanol companies to drive operational performance to desired business objectives while maintaining regulatory compliance. Powerful technology for modeling, control, monitoring, analysis, visualization, and integration are combined to provide targeted solutions, delivering faster time-to-value and greater cumulative value than alternative solutions.

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Pavilion8 Technology

The Most Valuable Control Application in Manufacturing Today

Pavilion8 MPC is an intelligence layer on top of basic automation systems. This technology continuously drives your plant to achieve multiple business objectives including cost reductions, decreased emissions, consistent quality and production increases.

Unparalleled Professional Services for Biofuels

Our Professional Services Team is a group of highly qualified engineers. They have unparalleled on-site experience with the deployment of MPC and environmental compliance solutions for biofuels producers that include:

  • Experience with industry-specific applications
  • Proven project management methodology
  • Successful implementation of biofuel solutions
  • Integration of your business goals with our technology

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How May We Help You?

The Process Solutions team is dedicated to delivering the highest ROI in the industry. Contact us to discuss your process objectives and how we can deliver predictable results.