IGPC Ethanol to implement ICM's Fiber Separation Technology

By ICM Inc. | June 09, 2014

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce that IGPC Ethanol Inc. of Ontario, Canada, has signed a contract to be the first Canadian Adopter of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology.  FST is a value-added platform technology that increases ethanol yield and throughput, as well as increases oil recovery for its customers.  Removing the fiber from the standard ethanol process allows the plant to produce each gallon more efficiently as well as creates the opportunity for diversified co-products with high protein feeds and fiber.

Chris Mitchell, president of ICM, said, “ICM is very excited to move forward with IGPC as they adopt the FST process.  FST is the next step after Selective Milling Technology, which the plant purchased in 2013. The platform technologies build on each other, increasing ethanol and corn oil yield, as well as enabling additional throughput and reducing energy usage.  Every gallon produced will be processed more efficiently with the addition of the technologies.”

Jim Grey, CEO of IGPC Ethanol, said, “Through our previous collaboration with ICM, we believed it was important to continue down the path of obtaining their critical platform technologies that are necessary for making a sustained impact on agriculture and economic development for our region, and strategically position our business for future opportunities.”