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Ethanol Producers Quickly Capitalize on Unprecedented Demand for Alternative Fuels with Pavilion Technologies
Monday January 9, 8:00 am ET

Pavilion's Industry-Leading Advanced Process Control (APC) Solutions Allow Industry to Reduce Energy Costs by 5 Percent and Increase Production by 3 Percent in 2 - 4 Months

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2006--Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control (APC) and environmental compliance solutions, today announced that it has secured four additional customer commitments for its industry-leading ethanol APC Solution. Companies such as Adkins Energy, Badger State Ethanol and East Kansas Agri-Energy mark the latest group of ethanol manufacturers to deploy Pavilion's control solution to increase overall productivity and efficiency. More than 14 leading ethanol manufacturers have elected Pavilion's solutions to achieve emissions compliance, reduce energy costs, increase ethanol production, and enhance product yields.

"In just a year, we've seen an excellent return on investment from Pavilion," said David Culver, plant manager for Glacial Lakes Energy. "Pavilion enables us to control the distillation columns and molecular sieves processes, which are challenging to manage optimally and yet critical to achieve our operating objectives -- more, high quality ethanol for less. Furthermore, we are able to continuously reduce our energy usage. And in today's marketplace, being able to produce more ethanol at higher yields equals real money."

As the demand for alternative fuels grows and manufacturers seek strategies to quickly capitalize on record-high ethanol prices, Pavilion provides an effective technology solution to enable the production of more high quality ethanol for less. Simultaneously, ethanol manufacturers can drive down energy costs, combating the sky rocketing prices for natural gas. This helps ethanol producers achieve two key goals: more efficient use of energy and a "greener" end product.

Pavilion's software -- Pavilion8(TM) -- combines powerful predictive and dynamic control capabilities which allow manufacturers to more effectively control complex processes exhibited in the production of ethanol. With Pavilion's control solution, ethanol manufacturers have improved the performance of the dryer, evaporator, thermal oxidizer, mole sieve distillation and other stages of the production cycle. Most customers report a payback in 2 - 6 months on projects completed in 8 - 16 weeks.

"As consumers clamor for 'greener' fuel sources, ethanol companies are working to meet demand," said Ralph Carter, CEO, Pavilion Technologies. "We are honored that leaders like Broin Companies, Glacial Lakes, and Badger State Ethanol look to us as a partner that will help deliver rapid value."

About Pavilion's Ethanol Solution

Pavilion's Ethanol Solution has helped major producers increase production capacity and yield, reduce costs, enhance product quality and maintain environmental compliance. Pavilion provides a suite of advanced process control and emissions compliance applications across all key areas of the manufacturing process -- from milling to distillation. Pavilion's Ethanol Solution leverages the powerful Pavilion8(TM) technology, an integrated software suite which enables ethanol companies to drive operational performance to desired business objectives while maintaining regulatory compliance. Pavilion8 combines powerful technology for modeling, control, monitoring, analysis, visualization and integration, combined to provide targeted solutions, delivering faster time-to-value and greater cumulative value than alternative solutions.

About Pavilion Technologies ( )

Pavilion Technologies is the leading developer of advanced process control and environmental compliance solutions. Pavilion's ValueFirst(TM) customer relationship methodology aligns the company's people, products and processes to deliver rapid and recurring value for their customers. More than 350 leading companies worldwide, including BP, Cemex, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Nestle and Weyerhaeuser depend on Pavilion's solutions to increase yield, enhance product quality, reduce variable costs and achieve environmental compliance each day. Pavilion Technologies is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, with offices serving every region of the world.

Pavilion, Pavilion Technologies, Soft Sensor are registered U.S. trademarks of Pavilion Technologies, Inc.

Source: Pavilion Technologies

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