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ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with E Energy Adams LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installations of its Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™) and Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™) Supporting a Plant Capacity Increase

(Colwich, Kan. –February 12, 2015) – ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that E Energy Adams LLC has selected ICM as its partner for a multifaceted technology and capacity upgrade at its Adams, NE plant. ICM’s patent-pending Selective Milling Technology™ and patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™ will drive the project, allowing E Energy Adams to increase throughput, decrease cost per gallon, and create the ability to produce high-value streams from their traditional DGS, all while increasing ethanol yield and increasing distiller’s corn oil recovery. ICM’s SMT™ is the industry leader in ‘fine grind’ technology, with 20 current or pending installations, representing over 1.4 billion gallons of annual ethanol production. FST™, the next step in ICM’s EPA-approved pathway to cellulosic ethanol, separates the corn kernel fiber for use in generating products with higher margin opportunities, or further processing it (using pre-treatment provided as a separate option by ICM) to produce cellulosic ethanol in an existing plant.

David VanderGriend, CEO for ICM, Inc., said, “ICM is pleased to partner with E Energy Adams as they fully adopt the next-generation “biorefinery” concept, allowing them to accomplish their mission of supporting the local economy while delivering profits to their investor owners, area grain producers, and livestock producers. E Energy is a leader in the ethanol industry, and we are proud to support them in their vision for continually improving operations and profitability.

Carl Sitzmann, CEO for E Energy Adams LLC, said, “We’ve been focused on the development of this project for the last two years, and we are pleased to be partnering with ICM. Their 20 years of experience in the ethanol industry, world-class research and development, and long-term vision of the future are perfect complements to our strategic vision involving competitiveness and new technologies. This project will not only give us the low-cost, energy-efficient base that we need to be an efficient producer, but also provide a platform for future development of cellulosic ethanol and differentiated co-products.”

E Energy Adams LLC was the second US ethanol plant to sign a commercial agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of Fiber Separation Technology™. At the time of publication, E Energy joins Redfield Energy of Redfield, South Dakota, Kansas Ethanol of Lyons, Kansas, IGPC Ethanol, Inc. of Ontario, Canada, and ICM Biofuels (formerly Lifeline Foods LLC) of St. Joseph, Missouri as an FST™ customer.

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Deborah Bolen, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6882 Office.

 

ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with Kansas Ethanol LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installation of its Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™)

(Colwich, Kan. February 9, 2015) – ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™. FST™ is a value-added platform technology that removes fiber from a standard ethanol process, allowing increased ethanol and oil recovery yields, unlocking throughput and efficiency for each gallon of ethanol produced, and creating options for diversified co-products with high-protein feeds and fiber.
Mike Chisam, President and CEO of Kansas Ethanol LLC, said, “Kansas Ethanol was in a similar situation a few years ago as an early adopter of ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™(SMT™), and SMT™’s success gave us a great deal of confidence as we considered taking this next step as an early adopter of FST™. Kansas Ethanol is blessed to have world class operations and maintenance teams that thrive in the exciting atmosphere of adopting new technologies, and ICM has proven themselves to be a trusted partner that truly wants us to succeed. We are eager to take full advantage of the benefits that FST™ is going to bring.”
Chris Mitchell, President of ICM, Inc., said, “Kansas Ethanol is both a valued customer and partner in the industry. We are impressed with Kansas Ethanol’s desire to be a leader in the renewable fuels industry and we appreciate this opportunity to help them set new operation and production standards with the addition of Fiber Separation Technology™.”
Kansas Ethanol is one of the 19 ethanol plants in North America either running or under contract to run ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™. Combined, these plants represent over 1.4 billion gallons of annual ethanol production.

Kansas Ethanol LLC joins a select group of ethanol plants that have signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of Fiber Separation Technology™, including ICM Biofuels (formerly Lifeline Foods LLC) of St. Joseph, Missouri, IGPC Ethanol, Inc. of Ontario, Canada, and Redfield Energy LLC of Redfield, South Dakota.

 

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Deborah Bolen, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6882 Office.

 

 

ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with Redfield Energy LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installation of its Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™) and Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™)

(Colwich, Kan. February 3, 2015) – ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Redfield Energy LLC has purchased ICM’s patent-pending Selective Milling Technology™ and patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology for their Redfield, South Dakota ethanol plant. SMT™ and FST™ are value-added platform technologies that increase ethanol yield and oil recovery for their customers. SMT™ provides additional shear to a concentrated process flow of slurry, which contains starch and germ particles that have the highest opportunity for resistance to conversion or oil release. FST™ removes fiber from a standard ethanol process which allows increased throughput and efficiency for each gallon of ethanol produced, and creates options for diversified co-products with high-protein feeds and fiber.

Brock Beach, Vice President of Sales for ICM, Inc., said, “ICM is pleased to help Redfield Energy take advantage of the benefits that SMT™ and FST™ provide to plants. SMT™ and FST™ are platform steps toward our Generation 1.5 Technology, and have proven themselves to the point that they are now considered standard equipment in the ICM ethanol plant design. We appreciate Redfield’s confidence in ICM and are excited to continue working with them on their goals to provide economic impact to the agriculture industry, community, state of South Dakota, and Redfield Energy unit holders.”

Tom Hitchcock, CEO for Redfield Energy LLC, said, “ICM continues to impress us with their passion to invest in the industry and help us improve our yields and bottom line. Redfield Energy has worked with ICM on several projects in the past and each time, the return to our members is definitely worth the investment we put into the project. We are excited to get the SMT™ and FST™ systems up and running, and for the opportunities provided for us to continue down the path of being a low-cost producer.”

With the agreement for purchase and full-scale installation of Selective Milling Technology™ at Redfield Energy LLC, there are now 19 ethanol plants in North America either running or under contract to run ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™, raising total throughput for ICM and its partner in this yield enhancement technology, Fluid Quip Process Technologies, to over 1,900,000,000 gallons of ethanol production per year.

Redfield Energy LLC is the third ethanol plant to sign agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of Fiber Separation Technology™, joining ICM Biofuels (formerly Lifeline Foods LLC) of St. Joseph, Missouri, and IGPC Ethanol, Inc. of Ontario, Canada.

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Contact:
Deborah Bolen, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6882 Office.

 

Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

By Holly Jessen | November 20, 2014
 

Court documents dated Oct. 23, which ruled in favor of 14 ethanol plant defendants, were unsealed Nov. 13, revealing details of a court battle over corn oil separation technology. The cases, which were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, concern patents held by GS CleanTech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corp.

The 14 ethanol plants named in the case are: Cardinal Ethanol LLC, Lincolnway Energy LLC, ...

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