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Rivertop Renewables supplies biobased corrosion inhibitor for mixing with liquid deicers for treating snowy and icy roads [Registered]

Rivertop Renewables was awarded a contract in early December from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to supply 110,000 gallons of biobased corrosion inhibitor for use with liquid deicers on the state’s snowy and icy roads this winter. Rivertop’s “Headwaters” inhibitor will be mixed with MDT’s salt brine deicers to prevent the corrosion of bridges and vehicles. The inhibitor is derived from sodium gluconate, the sodium salt of gluconic acid which is produced by fermentation from corn sugar. According to Rivertop Renewables, the inhibitor reduces corrosion rate by 70%. Road maintenance departments in US are increasing the use of liquid…

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