KING FERRY, N.Y., July 30, 2020 (Newswire.com) - What if that cup of yogurt or block of cheese you bought today also produced a key ingredient in hand sanitizer? It can. New Age Renewable Energy, operating under its trade name Cayuga Ingredients, is transforming unusable dairy byproducts into hand sanitizer. Not only is Cayuga producing an indispensable weapon in the fight to keep communities across America safe, they’re also generating clean water and animal feed, all from dairy waste. How? Through a sustainable innovative process created by co-founder Joe Van Groll, ten years in the making.
“Our method has been developed over the better part of a decade,” shared Van Groll. “We knew the positive impact that our process would have on the industry and environment. We never imagined that we might play a part in saving lives as well."
Every year, the United States produces over 100 billion pounds of dairy byproducts known as milk derivatives. This byproduct is typically disposed of into waste treatment centers, or worse, rivers and streams, at grave cost to dairy manufacturers and the surrounding environment. Cayuga Ingredients is changing the disposal process by using 100% of this material to create pure, clean ethanol.
Cayuga Ingredients was set to open their facility to produce beverage-grade alcohol in March, just as the United States was hit hard by the coronavirus. Like many companies, they shifted their focus to fighting the crisis, and BOS Hand Sanitizer was born. Today’s hand sanitizer market is littered with foul-smelling, fuel-based ethanol products, an increasing number of which have been singled out by the FDA for their toxicity. Unlike the hundreds of distilleries making sanitizer, Cayuga is able to produce large quantities of high-quality neutral spirits in far less time and at one-third of the energy use of its grain-based competitors. Unlike traditional ethanol distillation, Cayuga’s process produces and recycles water, rather than consumes it. In fact, for every one gallon of ethanol distilled, five gallons of water and one pound of high-protein animal feed are produced.
Deep in the heart of Cayuga County, New York, sits Cayuga Ingredients one million gallon-per-year capacity plant. Since its launch, Cayuga has been a bright spot in the ravaged economy, creating high-paying professional jobs while keeping the cost of BOS Hand Sanitizer accessible. Since its inception, tens of thousands of gallons of BOS (Latin for “cow”) have been purchased by schools and governments, donated to nonprofits, and shipped to customers as far as Alaska and Hawaii.
So, what’s next for Cayuga? “Although we have no plans to stop producing sanitizer, we look forward to carrying out our original goal of distilling spirits,” said company president, Eduard Zaydman. “It will be a particularly special moment, after having produced alcohol to sanitize, when we produce it to celebrate.”
To purchase BOS Hand Sanitizer, visit www.boshandsanitizer.com. For more information on Cayuga Ingredients, please visit www.cayugaingredients.com, email at email@example.com, or contact directly at (888) 475-7775.
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