ICM is building its smallest greenfield plant to date in Scandia, KS.
Yes, that does say "smallest." Co-locating an ethanol plant next to a feedlot results in a symbiotic relationship, so ICM sized its 10 MGY plants to maximize those benefits. A feedlot can mix distillers grains, higher in protein and oils than corn, with cattle rations to produce nutritious feed. And because it's just next door, there's no costly transportation fee. The proximity also means it can be fed wet, eliminating the need for dryers and reducing the plant's energy bill by 1/3 while lowering capital costs. ICM's 10 MGY plants also have the capability to capture methane released from cattle manure to help power the boilers.
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