(Colwich, Kan. – April 30, 2019) – ICM, Inc. has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Bioeconomy Leadership Award, presented to ICM representatives at the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) in Seattle, Washington on April 30.

The Bioeconomy Leadership Award is given to a company or non-governmental organization that has significantly demonstrated and sustained leadership excellence in enabling and realizing commercialization of biomass conversion technologies for fuels and chemicals production. The award acknowledges ICM’s long-standing involvement in the renewable energy industry, recognizing its continued support of second-generation or advanced biofuels.

ICM has been a frequent presenter at the SBFC conference over the years, presenting on both the successes and challenges that come with scale-up of cellulosic processes. The company also continues to support commercialization of cellulosic sugars to chemicals by participating in industry advisory boards and Department of Energy-funded projects.

“We are honored to receive this award, based on our long history of advancing the biofuels industry and supporting sustainable agriculture,” said Steve Hartig, ICM’s VP of Technology Development. “ICM helped start and has been instrumental in the growth of the corn ethanol industry over the past 25 years. We will continue to focus on advancing technologies that bring value to the industry.”

ICM joins a distinguished roster of awardees, all notable companies in the bioeconomy industry. Past recipients have included POET Ethanol Products, DSM, LanzaTech, Novozymes, Genomatica, and DuPont Industrial Biosciences.


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, visit https://www.icminc.com.