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ICM Receives 2019 Bioeconomy Leadership Award

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:

Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.

adriana.albornoz@icminc.com Ÿ +1 316.796.0900

 

 

ICM Receives 2019 Bioeconomy Leadership Award

 

(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.

 

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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 http://www.icminc.com.

ICM to implement its technologies at Brazil-based Usimat Destilaria de Alcool Ltda

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Contact:

Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.

adriana.albornoz@icminc.com Ÿ +1 316.796.0900

 

ICM to implement its technologies at Brazil-based

Usimat Destilaria de Alcool Ltda

 

(Colwich, Kan. – January 16, 2019) – ICM, Inc. (ICM) has announced an agreement with Usimat Destilaria de Alcool Ltda (Usimat) to implement ICM’s proprietary technologies at Usimat’s plant located in Campo de Julio, Mato Grasso (MT) in Brazil.

 

ICM will provide Usimat with a process improvement package, and a Distillation, Dehydration and Evaporation (DD&E) package. The complete ICM DD&E system is integrated, with the energy being re-used throughout the system to greatly improve the overall efficiency of the plant. The distillation system uses steam and energy from the evaporation system. The evaporation system uses heat recovered from the dehydration system and low pressure steam to produce corn syrup that is added to the distillers grains, increasing the quantity and value of the distillers grains and eliminating land application of thin stillage. The complete DD&E system provides plants with the advantage of reduction in biomass usage.

 

Usimat will also be adopting ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™) and Base Tricanter System™ (BTS™). SMT™ improves ethanol and corn oil yields while reducing enzymes and chemical usage. BTS™ recovers corn oil, which will offer a new revenue source for Usimat. The ICM technologies packages will increase ethanol, corn oil, and DDG yields, and provide operational efficiencies.

 

“Adopting ICM’s systems will help us maximize production at our plant,” said Marcos Altenburger, Usimat CEO. “The technologies we’ve chosen will help achieve higher yields, reduce waste, and increase revenues. We are looking forward to a fruitful and long-term relationship with ICM.”

 

ICM has started the design, engineering and implementation of the technologies for Usimat.

 

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About ICM, Inc.

Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kansas, USA, 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 33.5 billion liters of ethanol and 23 million metric tonnes of distiller grains, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technologies. For additional information, visit http://www.icminc.com.

 

ICM, Inc. to design and engineer ACA Bio plant expansion in Argentina

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Contact:

Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.
+1 316.796.0900

 

 

 

ICM, Inc. to design and engineer ACA Bio plant expansion in Argentina

 

(Colwich, Kan. – December 12, 2018) – ICM, Inc. continues to expand its international reach. In early December, ACA Bio Cooperativa Limitada , the ethanol arm of the Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas, announced its plans to invest $53 million to expand its existing production facility in Argentina. ICM will design, engineer and provide equipment for the expansion.

 

The expansion will include installation of ICM’s Selective Milling Technology V2™ (SMT V2™). SMT V2™ is a value-added, patented technology platform offering important operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities. The system allows plants to maximize the amount of starch exposed for conversion to ethanol and oil available for recovery, while preserving fiber for higher-value platform applications.

 

“We are excited to work with ICM during this time of growth,” said Santiago Acquaroli, General Manager for ACA Bio. “The SMT V2™ system will help us increase our operational efficiencies and allow us to realize the full production capabilities of our newly expanded plant.”

 

Ellie Antova, ICM’s International Regional Manager for Argentina, agreed. “Adopting the SMT V2™ system shows that ACA Bio is focused on innovation and forward-thinking system implementation,” she said. “ICM has always been on the leading edge of the biofuels industry in North America, and we’re pleased to support our customers in Argentina and empower them with our latest technologies.”

 

The expansion is expected to be completed in 2019.

 

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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 http://www.icminc.com.

 

 

About Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas

The ACA Cooperative System is formed by more than 150 agricultural cooperatives, made up of 50,000 producers located throughout Argentina. ACA’s mission is to serve the Argentine farmer based on the values of mutual aid, social responsibility, democracy, equity, solidarity and equality. For more information about ACA, visit http://www.acacoop.com.ar/.

ICM, Inc. and The Andersons, Inc. to Implement Value-Added Technologies at Multiple U.S. Plants

For Immediate Release

 

Contacts:

Adriana Albornoz, ICM, Inc.

adriana.albornoz@icminc.comŸ +1 316.796.0900

 

Katelin Langenderfer, The Andersons, Inc.

katelin_langenderfer@andersonsinc.comŸ +1 419.891.6441

 

 

ICM, Inc. and The Andersons, Inc. to Implement Value-Added Technologies at Multiple U.S. Plants

 

(Colwich, Kan. – December 12, 2018) – ICM, Inc. and The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) have announced plans to implement value-added technologies in multiple ethanol plants operated by The Andersons, Inc. The Andersons will license Fiber Separation Technology Next GenTM (FST Next Gen™), Selective Milling Technology V2™ (SMT V2™), and Thin Stillage Solids Separation SystemTM (TS4TM).

 

“We have experienced operational benefits of the TS4TM process at our Greenville, Ohio plant,” said Mike Irmen, President, The Andersons Ethanol Group. “We are looking forward to expanding our use of ICM’s technologies and implementing ICM’s TS4™, FST Next Gen™ and SMT V2™ systems into additional facilities.”

 

“The Andersons is always looking for innovative, cost-effective ways to improve their operations,” said Tom Ranallo, ICM VP of Operations. “We’re very excited that, once again, they have trusted ICM as their partner of choice and selected our technologies as best solutions to bring more value to their plants.”

 

SMT V2™ is ICM’s patented technology platform that is designed to maximize ethanol and distillers oil production while minimizing operational expenses. SMT V2™ maximizes the amount of starch exposed for conversion to ethanol and oil available for recovery while preserving fiber for higher value platform applications.

 

FST Next GenTM is ICM’s value-added, patented technology platform designed to maximize throughput in ethanol manufacturing facilities while minimizing energy consumption. This progressive pre-fermentation system removes fiber prior to fermentation, allowing more fermentable carbohydrates to be loaded into each batch for fermentation.

 

TS4TM is ICM’s patent-pending technology platform that provides opportunities for separating the stillage process stream into its most valuable components: protein, clarified solubles and oil. The TS4TM process improves dryer and evaporator efficiencies by reducing solids in stillage.

 

ICM will engineer, design, manufacture and install FST Next GenTM, SMT V2™, and TS4TM process technologies in selected plants operated by The Andersons beginning in 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 production capacity of approximately 8.8 billion gallons of annual ethanol production and 25 million tons of annual distiller grains, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technologies. For additional information, please visit www.icminc.com.

 

 

About The Andersons, Inc.

Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons is a diversified company rooted in agriculture, conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. The Andersons Ethanol Group operates ethanol plants in Albion, Mich.; Clymers, Ind.; Greenville, Ohio; and Denison, Iowa. The four plants combined are capable of producing over 475 million gallons of ethanol annually. For more information, please visit www.andersonsinc.com.