Ethanol / Biofuels Industry Solutions

Birko has developed an innovative and improved product line for the ethanol and biofuels industries.

Specialty Cleaning Chemicals

Birko’s products chemically and safely remove soil and scale buildup in columns, fermentation vessels and saccharification tanks. At the same time, our cleaning protocols can reduce the usage of expensive antibiotics to control bacteria and maximize your yield. Birko also provides backset treatments, antifoaming agents and chemical dispensing equipment.


Acid Cleaners for Ethanol and Biofuels Plants

Birko offers a full range of acid cleaners in all strengths and for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Our acid cleaners effectively remove a variety of proteins, minerals and soil.

Ac Tec 100™

A heavy duty cleaner containing hydrochloric acid, metal corrosion inhibitors and surfactants for removing calcium deposits, hard water scale and stone from fermentation tanks and other process equipment. It is ideal for remedial cleaning of heavy stone deposits in ethanol and biofuels plants.

Ultra Niter™

Ultra Niter™ is a non-foaming blend of water, nitric acid, phosphoric acid and a surfactant for increased wetting and soil dispersion. The suggested use level for cleaning is 2%-3% as supplied. Ultra Niter™ cleaning solutions must be rinsed thoroughly with potable water after use.


Sanitizers and Disinfectants for Ethanol and Biofuels Plants

Birko’s sanitizers and disinfectants include chlorinated products as well as quaternary ammonium (quat) compounds. We also have idophor-based products and peracetic acid (PAA) blends. The Ultra line is a product of the Sterilex Corporation.

BIRK-OX™

An EPA registered, 5.6% active peracetic acid (PAA or peroxyacetic acid) liquid sanitizer. BIRK-OX™ is an excellent post-rinse sanitizer for all previously cleaned surfaces.


Special Applications Products for Ethanol and Biofuels Plants

Birko has a variety of formulations for special applications in ethanol and biofuels plants.

Brute Plus™

A liquid, alkaline mixture of water conditioners, wetting agents and corrosion inhibitors designed for use as a caustic additive. Brute Plus™ boosts the cleaning, dispersing and rinsing qualities of caustic solutions. Cleaning solutions with this additive must be rinsed thoroughly with potable water after use. Brute Plus™ also depresses the freezing point of 50% caustic soda solutions.

Dioxy-Chlor™

Dioxy-Chlor™ is a 7.5% sodium chlorite (NaCIO2) liquid concentrate. When properly acidified with food grade acid, chlorine dioxide (CIO2) gas is formed in solution. Dioxy-Chlor™ is an effective bleach and deodorizer for a variety of applications around the ethanol plant. Unlike chlorine bleach, Dioxy-Chlor™ offers unbeatable performance and offers far less corrosion at low active ppm levels.

Fashun™

Adds multiple functionality as a part of Birko’s three-step conversion coating procedure for distillation columns, fermentation vessels and other process equipment in ethanol and biofuels plants.

Liquik® Bleach

A food grade stabilized 34% hydrogen peroxide solution used with Birko’s Fashun™ as part of Birko’s three-step conversion coating procedure for distillation columns, fermentation vessels and other process equipment in ethanol and biofuels plants.


Neutral Cleaners for Ethanol and Biofuels Plants

X-Puma™

X-Puma™ is a non-foaming detergent component of Birko’s unique, multi-product cleaning system. X-Puma™ is ideal for CIP and batch applications that benefit from being conducted in a low foam environment. It is designed to work in conjunction with products such as Ultra Niter™ for enhanced cleaning in a variety of applications.