ICM, Inc. Signs Contract with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE) for
Full Plant Advanced Process Controls (APC) System to be Deployed at its Council Bluffs, IA plant
(Colwich, Kan. –May 30, 2012) – ICM is pleased to announce that Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) has purchased ICM’s Advanced Process Controls (APC) system to be installed and commissioned at the 110 MGY plant in Council Bluffs that ICM designed and built; SIRE began producing ethanol in February 2009.
ICM’s APC package is an advanced hardware and software integrated solution designed to maximize plant efficiency by eliminating variability in operational parameters in critical areas such as slurry solids, water balance, beer column/evaporators, molecular sieves, dryers, fermentation, and stillage/centrifuges. The benefits provided by applying APC include: increased profitability, improved operability by reducing variance, and enhanced visibility of key performance indicators (KPIs). The KPIs provide the ability to track process performance and long-term sustainability through ongoing performance, monitoring and reporting. ICM’s APC package includes software support provided by Honeywell International, Inc.
ICM President Chris Mitchell said, “We’re thrilled to continue working with SIRE as we embark upon installing the full plant APC system at its Council Bluffs, IA facility. We’re especially proud to support SIRE’s efforts by providing value-added opportunities such as deploying the APC System which will improve plant performance through reduced variability, increased production and decreased energy use.”
SIRE General Manager and CEO Brian Cahill stated, “SIRE is excited to add the ICM APC System to our process as we continue to make improvements to our plant efficiencies and performance.”
About ICM, Inc.:
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., ICM, Inc., provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy, including food and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technology to 102 facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.8 billion gallons of annual ethanol production, ICM has become a world leader in biorefining technology. The full-service provider also offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make biofuels production more efficient and more profitable. ICM is further upholding its responsibility as an industry leader by heavily investing in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies. In an effort to speed that advance, ICM has been conducting research and testing at its state-of-the-art research facility in St. Joseph, MO, in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries. For more information, please visit icminc.com.
Monique Garcia, ICM, Inc.