Supporting the fight against COVID-19: PureField Ingredients provides alcohol for use in hand sanitizer

As the nation continues its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, PureField Ingredients is helping meet the sharply increased demand for hand sanitizer. The company has adapted its manufacturing process so it can supply high-proof alcohol — the primary ingredient in hand sanitizer — to a number of suppliers across the United States.

“This is a time in our country that calls for all hands on deck. PureField Ingredients is committed to providing substantial amounts of high-proof alcohol to companies who are producing hand sanitizer,” said CEO Greg Thompson. “Our employees are proud to help meet the nation’s demand for more hand sanitizer products.”

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PureField Ingredients declared an essential business, continues operations to support America’s food supply

PureField Ingredients has been declared an essential business and is keeping its manufacturing facilities in Russell, Kansas fully operational during this national pandemic.

“We are seeing a growing demand for wheat protein and are committed to providing ingredients that will help America keep its grocery shelves well stocked,” said John Keaveney, vice president of food ingredients. “We have an incredible team of dedicated employees who are proud to do their part to keep our manufacturing facilities up and running.”

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A Culture of Innovation at PureField Ingredients

PureField Ingredients CEO Greg Thompson recently highlighted the company’s efforts to capitalize on growth opportunities in the ethanol industry, including its innovative use of starch byproducts to produce low carbon biofuels. He was a featured speaker at the 2020 Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida in February.

Thompson spoke to a crowd of several hundred ethanol leaders as part of a panel discussion, “An Eye for Innovation,” that focused on what’s driving the industry forward in the years ahead. Other panelists included Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, director of technology at Marquis Energy.

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PureField Ingredients’ Food Ingredients Facility Receives Perfect SQF Score

PureField Ingredients recently demonstrated exactly why it is one of America’s most trusted providers of food ingredients, earning a perfect 100 rating from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute during an unannounced audit of its food ingredients facility in Russell, Kansas.

“What an incredible testament to our employees and their commitment to producing safe food ingredients. This accomplishment places PureField Ingredients in an elite group of premier food companies,” said PureField CEO Greg Thompson. “We’ve worked hard to instill a culture that places a premium on food safety and employee safety, and this shows that the PureField team is living those principles every day.”

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Ethanol industry gets boost from EPA decision to lift E15 restrictions

The U.S. ethanol industry is celebrating a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to lift a summertime ban on the use of E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol. The EPA’s action allows the sale of E15 fuel throughout the year.

“This is an important milestone for the ethanol industry that should significantly increase the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline. As a result, it will help us further reduce emissions and lower prices at the pump,” said Greg Thompson, PureField Ingredients CEO.

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PureField Ingredients Announces Leadership Team

PureField Ingredients, one of America’s most trusted providers of food ingredients, biofuels and animal nutrition, has announced its new leadership team. Greg Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Gareth Jones will serve as Chief Financial Officer.

As CEO of White Energy, Thompson has hands-on experience managing PureField Ingredients’ two manufacturing facilities in Russell, Kansas. He worked closely with SVPGlobal at White Energy and was a logical choice to retain those leadership responsibilities after SVPGlobal completed its purchase of the Russell assets in April 2019.

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Introducing PureField Ingredients

Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates (“SVPGlobal”), a global investment firm with approximately $8 billion of assets under management, today announced that is has rebranded the food ingredient and ethanol business it purchased from White Energy in April 2019. The new company will be known as PureField Ingredients.

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SVPGlobal Completes Purchase of White Energy’s Food Ingredients and Biofuels Business in Russell, Kansas

Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates (“SVPGlobal”), a global investment firm with approximately $8 billion of assets under management, today announced that is has completed its purchase of White Energy’s food ingredient and ethanol business.

The transaction includes two integrated plants in Russell, Kansas: the largest vital wheat gluten manufacturing facility in North America, and one of the most cost-efficient ethanol production facilities in the United States.

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