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KOST USA and ADM Announce Successful Development of Biobased Products

CINCINNATI, OH., April 20, 2012 – KOST USA and Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced the successful development of the BioChill® line of heat transfer fluids. ADM’s biobased propylene glycol can effectively replace the petroleum-derived propylene glycol traditionally used in heat transfer fluids. BioChill® products allow customers to meet all performance expectations while reducing their carbon footprint.

“KOST USA continues to develop the highest quality glycol solutions to deliver performance for our customers” said Tom Overdeck, chief executive officer of KOST USA. “Our superior capabilities and technical expertise combined with high-quality biobased propylene glycol from ADM has enabled the BioChill® line of heat transfer fluids.”

BioChill® Heat Transfer Fluids are registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® program, which promotes increased purchase and use of biobased products. The benefits of BioChill over petroleum-derived products include use of a sustainable product, significant reduction in greenhouse gas during production which lowers the carbon footprint, as well as potential LEED innovation credits. For example, a newly opened casino in northern Ohio is now utilizing this biobased fluid technology.

BioChill® Heat Transfer Fluids are specifically designed for use in:

  • Gas Pipeline Heater
  • Solar and Radiant Heating Systems
  • Gas Processing
  • Process Heating and Cooling
  • Natural Gas Storage
  • Ice Rinks
  • Line and Bath Heaters
  • Playing Field Subsurface Heating
  • HVAC Systems
  • Pharmaceutical & Food Processing Plants
  • Thermal Energy Storage

ADM was the first company in the world to make biobased propylene glycol that complies with both industrial and USP requirements. Available since March 2011, ADM’s propylene glycol has also earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, indicating that the product contains 100-percent biobased content.

“ADM recognizes the increased demand for biobased products that reduce carbon footprint while maintaining superior performance,” said Paul Bloom, business director of ADM Industrial Chemicals. “Our collaboration with KOST USA is a great example of our commitment to delivering sustainable solutions by working with industry leaders.”

“KOST USA is committed to bringing products and services to market that meet today’s ongoing industry requirements,” said Overdeck. “We are dedicated to continuing future growth of biobased product solutions to satisfy all of the markets we serve.”

KOST USA, a leading manufacturer and marketer of more than 100 premium heat transfer fluids, coolants, chemicals, and lubricants, proudly serves diverse industries throughout the United States and Canada. Available through our national supply points and through our authorized distributors nationwide, KOST USA’s branded BioChill® and KOSTChill™ Heat Transfer Fluids, DefendAL® Coolants, DEFendal® Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and AchievAL™ Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids are offered in bulk or packaged to meet your requirements. Our advanced additive technology chemistry, along with our state-of-the-art KOSTCare™ Fluid Analysis Program, provides our customers with the best solutions, service and total value. At KOST USA, it’s more than business…it’s personal. Learn more at

About ADM Industrial Chemicals
ADM has more than 100 years of experience producing industrial chemicals. The first product offered for sale by the Daniels Linseed Company in 1902 was linseed oil, which is still used in industrial applications such as paints and varnishes. Today, ADM’s Industrial Chemicals group produces a portfolio of biobased products for industrial and consumer applications such as paints, plastics, household cleaners and pharmaceutical excipients. The company’s line of Evolution Chemicals™, launched by the Industrial Chemicals group in 2009, includes EVO-100™, the first biobased propylene glycol that meets USP specifications.About ADMFor more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit

Contact: Archer Daniels Midland Company
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