(Colwich, Kan. – October 22, 2018) – ICM, Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy, LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System™ (TS4™ ) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota.
The Redfield plant has been using ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™ and Fiber Separation Technology™ systems, two value-added platforms that offer important operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities such as maximizing ethanol and distillers oil production while minimizing energy consumption. The FST™ system also allows bio-refineries to clearly differentiate their feed product portfolio by enabling the production of high protein distillers dried grain (Hi-Pro DDG).
“Redfield Energy will continue to increase efficiencies with the TS4™ technology,” said Jeff Scharping, Director of Sales for ICM. “We’re very appreciative that Redfield continues to choose ICM technologies to bring even more value to their operations.”
The TS4™ technology debottlenecks and improves dryer and evaporator efficiencies by removing suspended solids from the thin stillage stream. This allows for both increased plant throughput and energy savings.
Moreover, this initial TS4™ installation enables our customers to add additional technology to produce ULTRAMAX™ Hydrolyzed Yeast, a value-added feed product based on solids from the sedicanter as part of the TS4™ process. ICM’s initial trials of ULTRAMAX™ production have shown that the product has a value more than six times that of DDGS today, with shadow pricing tied to the value of the yeast.
“We’ve been very pleased with the benefits that ICM’s technologies have provided for our plant,” said Tom Hitchcock, Redfield Energy CEO. “The ICM team works with us to find solutions that not only fit what we need now but also support our goals going forward, especially goals related to product diversification, lower carbon footprint, and cost-effective ways to improve our processes.”
ICM will engineer, design, manufacture and install the TS4™ technology. The project will be completed in spring 2019.
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, please visit http://www.icminc.com
About Redfield Energy, LLC
Redfield Energy, LLC is a dry mill plant located in Redfield, South Dakota. The plant has the capacity to process approximately 22 million bushels of corn into ethanol per year. Redfield Energy produces approximately 230,000 tons of modified wet and dried distillers grain, which is sold to local markets as well as markets on the west coast. For more information, please visit www.redfieldenergy.com.