ICM has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package (APP) for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy.
The APP empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings to help increase revenue.
The package includes four proprietary ICM technologies - patented Selective Milling Technology, patented Fibre Separation Technology, patent-pending Feed Optimisation Technology and patent-pending Thin Stillage Solids Separation System.
The APP positions plants with the capability to produce PROTOMAX, a yeast-enriched 50% protein feed that benefits a wide range of animals, such as cattle, fish and pets.
“We recognise that diversifying our product offerings is key to revenue growth for our plant. This package efficiently enables us to add a higher-value animal feed to our product offerings and allows us the opportunity to enter new markets,” said Joe Kreutzer, general manager for Prairie Horizon in Phillipsburg, Kansas.
“The APP process removes corn fibre before fermentation,” added Tom Ranallo, ICM vice president of operations.
“The fibre bypasses the ethanol process and advances the more valuable components for further processing downstream. This approach results in a more energy efficient process and plants benefit from lower ongoing operational costs.”
The APP technology package also takes advantage of the current ICM dryers already installed across the industry.
“More than 150 plants across North America have our dryers at their plants. Adding APP results in significantly less capital investment when compared to other offerings,” Ranallo said.
Popular News Stories
LATEST VIDEOHow sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is making its way in the aviation sector