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ICM, Inc. Bolsters Growth of Brazil’s Corn Ethanol Industry

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Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.

 +1 316.796.0900

ICM, Inc. Bolsters Growth of Brazil’s Corn Ethanol Industry

(Colwich, Kan. – November 26, 2018) – ICM, Inc. has announced that it will implement its systems at the newest FS Bioenergia plant in Sorriso, MT. The Brazil-based FS Bioenergia will adopt ICM proprietary process technologies, including Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™), Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™), and Base Tricanter System™ (BTS™).

FS Bioenergia broke ground on the new plant in mid-November and is scheduled to begin production in 2020. The new facility has a nameplate capacity of 630 cubic meters per day.

In addition to the plant in Sorriso, FS Bioenergia will double the capacity of its first corn plant located in Lucas do Rio Verde. That plant has been using ICM’s technologies since its opening in June 2017 and is currently operating nearly 30 percent over nameplate. The startup and commissioning of this expanded plant are anticipated for January 2019.

Upon completion of both plants, FS Bioenergia’s total corn ethanol capacity will surpass 1 billion liters.

“We are proud that we keep bringing value to our existing customers in Brazil,” Issam Stouky, Global Business Development for ICM, said. “ICM will continue to promote the use of grains to increase ethanol production capacity in Brazil, and we look forward to promoting biofuels production and sustainable development in this region.”

SMT™, FST™, and BTS™ are all value-added platforms that offer important operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities, including maximizing ethanol and distillers oil production, improving ease of operation, and minimizing energy consumption. Additionally, the FST™ system also allows bio-refineries to clearly differentiate their feed product portfolio by enabling the production of high protein distillers dried grain (i.e., Hi-Pro DDG).

About ICM, Inc.

Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., with a regional office in Brazil, ICM provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and to advance renewable energy, including ethanol and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technologies to over 100 facilities globally with a combined annual production of approximately 30 billion liters of ethanol and 23 million metric tons of distiller grains, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technologies. For additional information, visit http://www.icminc.com

About FS Bioenergia

A significant player in the Brazilian biofuels industry, FS Bioenergia is the first large-scale corn ethanol production plant in Brazil. The company began production at its first plant in 2017. For more information about FS Bioenergia, visit http://www.fsbioenergia.com.br/

REDFIELD ENERGY, LLC TO IMPLEMENT ICM’S THIN STILLAGE SOLIDS SEPARATION SYSTEM™

(Colwich, Kan. – October 22, 2018) – ICM, Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy, LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System™  (TS4™ ) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota.

 

The Redfield plant has been using ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™  and Fiber Separation Technology™   systems, two value-added platforms that offer important operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities such as maximizing ethanol and distillers oil production while minimizing energy consumption. The FST™ system also allows bio-refineries to clearly differentiate their feed product portfolio by enabling the production of high protein distillers dried grain (Hi-Pro DDG).

 

“Redfield Energy will continue to increase efficiencies with the TS4™  technology,” said Jeff Scharping, Director of Sales for ICM.  “We’re very appreciative that Redfield continues to choose ICM technologies to bring even more value to their operations.”

 

The TS4™ technology debottlenecks and improves dryer and evaporator efficiencies by removing suspended solids from the thin stillage stream. This allows for both increased plant throughput and energy savings.

Moreover, this initial TS4™ installation enables our customers to add additional technology to produce ULTRAMAX™  Hydrolyzed Yeast, a value-added feed product based on solids from the sedicanter as part of the TS4™  process. ICM’s initial trials of ULTRAMAX™  production have shown that the product has a value more than six times that of DDGS today, with shadow pricing tied to the value of the yeast.

 

“We’ve been very pleased with the benefits that ICM’s technologies have provided for our plant,” said Tom Hitchcock, Redfield Energy CEO. “The ICM team works with us to find solutions that not only fit what we need now but also support our goals going forward, especially goals related to product diversification, lower carbon footprint, and cost-effective ways to improve our processes.”

 

ICM will engineer, design, manufacture and install the TS4™  technology. The project will be completed in spring 2019.

 

 

About ICM, Inc.

Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., with a regional office in Brazil, ICM provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and to advance renewable energy, including ethanol and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technologies to over 100 facilities globally with a combined annual production of approximately 8.8 billion gallons of ethanol and 25 million tons of distiller grains, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technologies. For additional information, please visit http://www.icminc.com

 

 

About Redfield Energy, LLC

Redfield Energy, LLC is a dry mill plant located in Redfield, South Dakota. The plant has the capacity to process approximately 22 million bushels of corn into ethanol per year. Redfield Energy produces approximately 230,000 tons of modified wet and dried distillers grain, which is sold to local markets as well as markets on the west coast. For more information, please visit www.redfieldenergy.com.

ICM, INC. TO DESIGN AND FABRICATE ZEBREX™ SYSTEM FOR AEMETIS, INC.

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Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.
Adriana.Albornoz@icminc.com | +1 316.796.0900

 

ICM, INC. TO DESIGN AND FABRICATE ZEBREXTM SYSTEM FOR AEMETIS, INC.

 

(Colwich, Kansas. – September 5, 2018) – Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) and Aemetis, Inc. announced last week that Aemetis will be implementing MCC’s ZEBREXTM technology at its ethanol plant in Keyes, California. As MCC’s marketing and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner in the US, ICM will design and fabricate the unit for Aemetis.

 

While the ZEBREXTM system has been successfully implemented and utilized at over 70 plants globally in the past decade, Aemetis will be the first North American plant to install the system. This will also be the largest implementation of the ZEBREXTM technology worldwide. The installation capacity will be 200,000 GPD/70 MM GPY of dehydration production.

 

ZEBREXTM technology improves production capacity and reduces energy costs through the use of state-of-the-art zeolite membrane dehydration technology. Ethanol and water are separated by the precise selectivity of the zeolite to produce 99.8 percent purity ethanol and recycle water in a single pass.

 

“We are excited to be working with both MCC and Aemetis on this first installation in the US,” said Steve Hartig, VP of Technology at ICM. “MCC’s knowledge of membrane technology, along with their large-scale production of the membrane units, fits perfectly with ICM’s knowledge of the ethanol industry, ability to seamlessly integrate this technology into existing plants, local fabrication of the modules in our Kansas manufacturing shop and then ultimately performing the EPC and supporting start up at the plants”.

 

“This system provides ethanol plants with a more efficient method for separating water from ethanol,” Hartig continued. “The plants that have implemented the ZEBREXTM technology have reported reduced energy costs and increased production capacity of 15-25 percent compared with traditional methods.”

 

ICM announced its collaboration with MCC earlier this year.

 

About ICM, Inc.

Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., with a regional office in Brazil, ICM provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and to advance renewable energy, including ethanol and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technologies to over 100 facilities globally with a combined annual production of approximately 8.8 billion gallons of ethanol and 25 million tons of distiller grains, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technologies. For additional information, please visit www.icminc.com.

 

About Aemetis, Inc.

Headquartered in Cupertino, Cal., Aemetis is an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative technologies that replace traditional petroleum-based products by the conversion of ethanol and biodiesel plants into advanced biorefineries. For additional information, please visit www.aemetis.com.

 

About Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Established in 2017 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is Japan’s largest chemical company and offers a wide variety of products and solutions in the business domains of performance products and industrial materials. For additional information, visit www.m-chemical.co.jp/en/.

World-Class Ethanol Production Facility Breaking Ground in Kansas

 

 

            For Immediate Release

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Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.

adriana.albornoz@icminc.com, +1 316-796-0900

 

World-Class Ethanol Production Facility Breaking Ground in Kansas

(Colwich, Kan. – May 21, 2018)ELEMENT, LLC,a biofuels producer leading the way for technology innovation and efficiency, announces that it held a ceremonial groundbreaking today at 3:30 p.m. of its $175 million dollar facility in Colwich. This facility will create hundreds of jobs along with a new market for local corn producers. Members of ELEMENT management as well as local government officials and businesses were in attendance.

The multimillion dollar project is expected to utilize more than 300,000 construction man-hours and create approximately 200 direct and indirect jobs. ELEMENT will also provide an economic boost to the agriculture community by purchasing more than 22 million bushels of grain annually. The additional demand in grain is expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for local corn producers.

ELEMENT is a collaboration between ICM Holdings, headquartered in Colwich, and The Andersons, Inc., a publicly- traded company based in Maumee, Ohio. ELEMENT has the potential to produce the most efficient and cleanest renewable ethanol in the United States by combining ICM’s next-generation technologies and The Andersons’ merchandising, risk management and logistics expertise. This facility will also create high-value cellulosic ethanol and higher-value co-products, such as animal feed and corn oil.

“When ICM designed and built our first ethanol plant in Russell, Kansas in 2001, it helped set the course for the ethanol industry for the following twenty years. ELEMENT will create a new standard for operational efficiency and clean ethanol in the industry. We have a great partner, the right technologies, and tremendously talented people who will help us achieve this,” said ICM CEO Dave VanderGriend.

Chris Mitchell, ICM President, added “ELEMENT is excited to build this technologically advanced facility adjacent to our world headquarters. We appreciate the support of the City of Colwich, Sedgwick County, the State of Kansas, and local businesses and we are eager to continue building on these strong relationships.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About ICM, Inc.
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., with a regional office in Brazil, ICM provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and to advance renewable energy, including ethanol and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technologies to over 100 facilities globally with a combined production capacity of approximately 8.8 billion gallons of annual ethanol production and 25 million tons of annual distillers grains, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technologies. For additional information, please visit www.icminc.com.  

 

 

About The Andersons, Inc.
Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons is a diversified company rooted in agriculture, conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. The Andersons Ethanol Group operates ethanol plants in Albion, Mich.; Clymers, Ind.; Greenville, Ohio; and Denison, Iowa. The four plants combined are capable of producing over 475 million gallons of ethanol annually. For additional information, please visit www.andersonsinc.com

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