Separation for Oil, Fractionation for Protein, So What About the Fiber?
The ethanol industry is evolving toward feed production as an additional and sustainable source of revenue. Although protein has become a hot commodity for livestock feeders, studies show that fiber remains an essential component in cattle diets. SOLBRAN™, a high-energy feed product, is positioned to fill an emerging market for fiber-rich animal feed.
Innovative Suite of Technologies Transforms Distillers Grains Into High-Value Feed Ingredients
Additional revenue opportunities are no longer limited to distillers grains. With ICM’s Advanced Processing Package™, ethanol producers can create a wide range of feed products.
New ICM technology package offers process enhancements alongside diversified feed options
Ethanol producers that added the milling and separation technologies developed in the past decade are realizing multiple process improvements alongside diversified feed products. This year, ICM Inc. rolled out its new Feed Optimization Technology to add one more feed option to its suite of offerings.
Gen 1.5 Corn Fiber Processing and High-Value Product Diversification
In the early days of corn ethanol production, sufficient profit could be made by offering a simple mix of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDG). This strategy allowed a plant to focus on ethanol yield, which was sufficient for most plants’ bottom line.
The Importance of Diversified Feed Products in the Ethanol Industry
Protein is in high demand worldwide. As the demand increases alongside a growing middle class, meeting the demand will require greater availability of feed protein products for the meat animals we consume.
Plants Often Overlook Certain Systems for Optimal Cleaning and Maintenance
While fermenters and evaporators get priority, don’t forget to consider pipes and pumps and ductwork.