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ICM, Inc. Announces Commercial Installations of its Selective Milling Technology

ICM, Inc. Announces Commercial Installations of its Selective Milling Technology (SMT)™ to Early Adopter Plants

As an ICM Platform Technology, SMT Frees More Starch Critical for Enzyme Conversion to Sugar, While Also Positioning Customers for New Technologies in the Development Pipeline
 
(Colwich, Kan. –May 31, 2012) – ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed full-scale commercial installations of its Selective Milling Technology™ at LifeLine Foods LLC, Kansas Ethanol LLC, Green Plains Shenandoah, LLC and Lincolnland Agri-Energy LLC.
Formerly known as Fine Grind Technology, ICM is unveiling its new product name of Selective Milling Technology™, because it more accurately describes what the technology is doing. According to ICM Technical Director for Product Development Dr. Scott Kohl, Ph.D., “The process of using energy to free more starch for enzyme conversion to sugar can involve breaking larger starch particles into smaller ones; or breaking/rolling starch away from fiber, protein, or fats.  Our SMT™ allows plants to maximize this added energy by targeting the particles that can benefit from it most.”
 
ICM has worked collaboratively with Fluid-Quip, Inc. to develop the technology and deliver it to the marketplace; Fluid-Quip is ICM’s equipment provider for the SMT™ systems. In addition, ICM has obtained the rights to license the SMT™ technology to commercial plants from Lee Tech, LLC.
Customer provided data from operations of ICM’s SMT™ illustrate the various benefits that are derived from this revolutionary platform technology, including: increased ethanol yields of 1.5% – 3.0%, increased oil recovery yields of 11% – 18%, and ultimately, increased revenues. Reflecting on the positive SMT™ data analysis to date, Kansas Ethanol Operations Manager Thane Combs said, “After running the SMT™, we are pleased with how it boosted our ethanol yield, lowered residual WDGS starch   and most importantly, improved our bottom line.”
ICM President Chris Mitchell said, “We continue to focus our efforts on developing solutions that deliver value-added product steams to the renewable energy industry. We believe our competitive advantage comes from providing our customers with products that deliver immediate returns for them coupled with our expanding platform technologies that we’re excited to launch.”
 
A full-scale SMT™ disc mill, paddle screen and time-lapse photos/video of the technology being installed will be on display at ICM’s booth (#715) at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), June 4-7 in Minneapolis, MN. In addition, SMT™ product literature and opportunities for discussion with product sales staff will be available.
 
About ICM, Inc.:
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., ICM, Inc., provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy, including food and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technology to 102 facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 7 billion gallons of annual ethanol production, ICM has become a world leader in biorefining technology. The full-service provider also offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make biofuels production more efficient and more profitable. ICM is further upholding its responsibility as an industry leader by heavily investing in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies. In an effort to speed that advance, ICM has been conducting research and testing at its state-of-the-art research facility in St. Joseph, MO, in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries. For more information, please visit icminc.com.
 
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Contact:
Monique Garcia, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6508/316-239-8152 (Cell)

ICM, Inc. Signs Contract with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC

ICM, Inc. Signs Contract with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE) for
Full Plant Advanced Process Controls (APC) System to be Deployed at its Council Bluffs, IA plant
 
(Colwich, Kan. –May 30, 2012) – ICM is pleased to announce that Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) has purchased ICM’s  Advanced Process Controls (APC) system to be installed and commissioned at the 110 MGY plant in Council Bluffs that ICM designed and built; SIRE began producing ethanol in February 2009.
ICM’s APC package is an advanced hardware and software integrated solution designed to maximize plant efficiency by eliminating variability in operational parameters in critical areas such as slurry solids, water balance, beer column/evaporators, molecular sieves, dryers, fermentation, and stillage/centrifuges. The benefits provided by applying APC include: increased profitability, improved operability by reducing variance, and enhanced visibility of key performance indicators (KPIs). The KPIs provide the ability to track process performance and long-term sustainability through ongoing performance, monitoring and reporting. ICM’s APC package includes software support provided by Honeywell International, Inc.
ICM President Chris Mitchell said, “We’re thrilled to continue working with SIRE as we embark upon installing the full plant APC system at its Council Bluffs, IA facility. We’re especially proud to support SIRE’s efforts by providing value-added opportunities such as deploying the APC System which will improve plant performance through reduced variability, increased production and decreased energy use.”
 
SIRE General Manager and CEO Brian Cahill stated, “SIRE is excited to add the ICM APC System to our process as we continue to make improvements to our plant efficiencies and performance.”
 
About ICM, Inc.:
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., ICM, Inc., provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy, including food and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technology to 102 facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.8 billion gallons of annual ethanol production, ICM has become a world leader in biorefining technology. The full-service provider also offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make biofuels production more efficient and more profitable. ICM is further upholding its responsibility as an industry leader by heavily investing in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies. In an effort to speed that advance, ICM has been conducting research and testing at its state-of-the-art research facility in St. Joseph, MO, in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries. For more information, please visit icminc.com.
 
Contact:
Monique Garcia, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6508/316-239-8152 (Cell)

ICM, Inc. Announces Commercial Deployment of its Biomass Gasifier Technology

ICM, Inc. Announces Commercial Deployment of its Biomass Gasifier Technology
Technology to Process Various Feedstocks, Produce Valuable Co-Products & Provide Cleaner Energy Alternatives
 
(Colwich, Kan. –May 2, 2011) – After the successful completion of infrastructure development, research, testing, and an independent engineering review, ICM is pleased to announce it is beginning commercial deployment of its biomass gasification system. Since its inception in 1995, ICM has proven its ability to serve as a technology solutions provider to the renewable energy industry.  

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ICM, Inc. Announces Advanced Oil System™

ICM, Inc. Announces Advanced Oil System™
Patent-Pending, Next-Generation Oil Separation Technology to be Deployed
 
(Colwich, Kan. – June 27, 2011) – ICM is pleased to announce that it has obtained signed contracts for the manufacture and installation of its patent-pending, next-generation Advanced Oil System™ (AOS™) at four plants.
 
About the technology: Currently, most oil extraction providers use a combination of centrifugation and chemical additives to extract corn oil; however, extraction rates can be limited by emulsification. ICM’s innovative AOS™ uses an inventive, emulsion breaking approach to deliver a much higher conversion rate than is currently possible with first-generation oil recovery technology. The Advanced Oil System™ consists of separate skid-mounted units that can be installed at plants without oil extraction technology, or a modified version of the technology can be installed at plants that have already invested in ICM’s first-generation oil separation equipment. ICM will be demonstrating this technology this Tuesday and Wednesday at the ethanol industry’s largest annual trade show and conference, the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, held in Indianapolis, Ind. Brock Beach, ICM Capital Sales Manager, said demonstrations will be scheduled to run every two hours during the conference.

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