Driving Profit in Biofuels Production through Innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ICM
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ICM’s equipment and processes are already used in the majority of U.S. ethanol plants, and continues to develop processes to make ethanol production more efficient for customers.
Among the latest tech advances? ICM and The Andersons are partnering to own and construct ELEMENT, LLC, a 70 MGY bio-refinery located in Colwich, Kansas. This strategic collaboration will build and operate the most advanced ethanol plant in the world featuring ICM’s cutting edge technologies. Utilizing ICM’s Advanced Gasification Technology, ELEMENT will use waste wood to drive a combined heat and power generator that will offset more than 70% of the natural gas requirements and as much as 80% of the electrical demand. ELEMENT will also include the latest versions, primarily manufactured in ICM’s world-class manufacturing facilities, of ICM’s proprietary technologies for corn ethanol, Selective Milling Technology V2 (SMT V2) and Fiber Separation Technology Next Gen (FST Next Gen). ICM’s SMT V2 is a grind system designed to maximize ethanol and distillers corn oil production. ICM’s FST Next Gen enables higher corn ethanol production, increases distillers corn oil yield, and separates the fiber from the process.
Steve Hartig gave this illuminating overview of the suite of ICM technology, and ELEMENT’s progress and promise, at ABLC 2018 in San Francisco. READ MORE