ICM announces that a recent adopter of the Advanced Processing Package™ (APP™) has met or exceeded guarantees for high-protein production, oil yield and natural gas reduction.
Lincolnland Agri-Energy, a biorefinery based in eastern Illinois, has been producing high-protein feed with the APP™ since August. At the time of installation, the plant was already equipped with ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™. ICM’s stepwise approach to process design allowed Lincolnland to integrate additional technologies required to produce high-protein animal feed.
“We are very pleased with how the APP™ integrated with our facility,” said Eric Mosbey, general manager at Lincolnland. “ICM’s team worked side by side with the Lincolnland operating team to take on the challenge of integrating these carbon-friendly technologies into our operations with immediate production of high-protein feed that exceeds specifications.”
The APP™ separates corn into clean piles of fiber, oil, solubles, protein, and enhanced protein with yeast. Lincolnland uses the components to create animal feed with a protein content of 50% or more. The feed product offers nutritional benefits for a range of animal species, including cattle, chickens, swine, fish and pets.
With the APP™, Lincolnland can produce up to 5.5 pounds of high-protein feed per bushel of corn. The company shipped its first high-protein product in August, and it has sold for a premium over traditional DDGS.
“Lincolnland has reached a new operational peak,” said Tom Ranallo, vice president of operations at ICM. “We’re excited to see them stake bigger and broader claims in the market, and we’ll be there to support them. This project demonstrates our longstanding commitment to help ethanol producers do more than they ever thought possible.”
About ICM, Inc.
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kansas, 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 biorefining technologies. For additional information, visit www.icminc.com.
About Lincolnland Agri-Energy, LLC
Since 2004, Lincolnland Agri-Energy has been a steward of the local economy and community. Every year the plant adds tremendous value to the agriculture and energy industries by processing over 23 million bushels of locally grow corn into approximately 70 million gallons of biofuel, 160,000 tons of feed products, and 11,000 tons of distillers oil for domestic and foreign markets. To learn more, visit www.lincolnlandagrienergy.com.