Fluid Quip Process Technologies to provide Clean Sugar Technology

By Fluid Quip Process Technologies LLC | May 23, 2018

Fluid Quip Process Technologies will provide its Clean Sugar Technology to White Dog Labs for its first full-scale ProTyton production plant, currently under development. WDL has developed and scaled up ProTyton, a single cell protein ingredient that exhibits upwards of 85 percent crude protein and over 35 percent essential amino acids content by weight. The highly digestible product performs well in multiple aquaculture diets with health benefits beyond nutrition. ProTyton fermentation, similar to that of ethanol, is a simple anaerobic process, thus allowing straightforward conversion of ethanol plants to ProTyton production. 

The patented CST technology was developed by FQPT as a bolt-on to dry mill ethanol plants to produce a sugar slip stream that allows diversification of coproducts. The CST system, first commissioned in 2016, leverages many FQPT technologies in the ethanol space. It separates the slurry stream into clean sugar, spent grains and corn oil. FQPT will provide the CST technology, separation equipment, process engineering, construction oversight and startup support for the ProTyton plant.  

“We are delighted to be a part of WDL's first ProTyton plant,” said Neal Jakel, vice president of strategy and technology at FQPT. “In addition to their organism and process development work, WDL has completed an impressive process scale-up, using their 5,000-gallon, in-house fermenter.” 

Bryan Tracy, WDL CEO, says, "We are privileged to work with FQPT,” said WDL CEO Bryan Tracy. “They are the premier process engineering firm in the biofuels industry, and their track record of successful MSC and CST installations will contribute to the plant’s startup and production ramp. … Our collaboration will start with the initial construction of our pre-production line.”