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Phil Madson President at KATZEN International, Inc


Phil Madson has served as President of KATZEN International, Inc. since 1993. He has held a number of technical and executive positions since joining the firm in 1980, including process engineering, project management, startup services and marketing. KATZEN’s focus throughout this period has been the research and development, design and execution of advanced technology for the fuel, industrial and potable ethanol industries worldwide. Phil has concentrated his efforts in the field of value-added agricultural processing as it integrates with ethanol production. His technical specialty is advanced distillation systems development and design. He has taught courses on distillation and dehydration around the world for the past quarter-century. He has authored chapters published in the Alcohol Textbook editions 2, 3, 4, and 5. Phil received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and is a registered Professional Engineer. He was the recipient of the “2009 Award of Excellence” for technical and development achievements as recognized by the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo. In 2015 the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology presented to Phil the “Raphael Katzen Award” for distinguished contributions to deployment and commercialization of fuels and chemicals production from renewable feedstocks. He received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 20th Anniversary of F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol and Biofuels in 2017.

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