Kansas Ethanol to install ICM's Fiber Separation Technology

By ICM Inc. | February 09, 2015

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology. FST is a value-added platform technology that removes fiber from a standard ethanol process, allowing increased ethanol and oil recovery yields, unlocking throughput and efficiency for each gallon of ethanol produced, and creating options for diversified co-products with high-protein feeds and fiber.

Mike Chisam, president and CEO of Kansas Ethanol, said, “Kansas Ethanol was in a similar situation a few years ago as an early adopter of ICM’s Selective Milling Technology, and SMT’s success gave us a great deal of confidence as we considered taking this next step as an early adopter of FST. Kansas Ethanol is blessed to have world class operations and maintenance teams that thrive in the exciting atmosphere of adopting new technologies, and ICM has proven themselves to be a trusted partner that truly wants us to succeed. We are eager to take full advantage of the benefits that FST is going to bring.”

Chris Mitchell, president of ICM, said, “Kansas Ethanol is both a valued customer and partner in the industry. We are impressed with Kansas Ethanol’s desire to be a leader in the renewable fuels industry and we appreciate this opportunity to help them set new operation and production standards with the addition of Fiber Separation Technology.”

Kansas Ethanol is one of the 19 ethanol plants in North America either running or under contract to run ICM’s Selective Milling Technology. Combined, these plants represent over 1.4 billion gallons of annual ethanol production.

Kansas Ethanol LLC joins a select group of ethanol plants that have signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of Fiber Separation Technology, including ICM Biofuels (formerly Lifeline Foods LLC) of St. Joseph, Missouri, IGPC Ethanol Inc. of Ontario, Canada, and Redfield Energy LLC of Redfield, South Dakota.