Redfield Energy to implement ICM’s TS4 system

By ICM Inc. | October 24, 2018

ICM Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota.

The Redfield plant has been using ICM’s Selective Milling Technology  and Fiber Separation Technology  systems, two value-added platforms that offer important operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities such as maximizing ethanol and distillers oil production while minimizing energy consumption. The FST system also allows biorefineries to clearly differentiate their feed product portfolio by enabling the production of high protein distillers dried grain (Hi-Pro DDG).

“Redfield Energy will continue to increase efficiencies with the TS4  technology,” said Jeff Scharping, director of sales for ICM.  “We’re very appreciative that Redfield continues to choose ICM technologies to bring even more value to their operations.”

The TS4 technology debottlenecks and improves dryer and evaporator efficiencies by removing suspended solids from the thin stillage stream. This allows for both increased plant throughput and energy savings.

Moreover, this initial TS4 installation enables our customers to add additional technology to produce ULTRAMAX Hydrolyzed Yeast, a value-added feed product based on solids from the sedicanter as part of the TS4 process. ICM’s initial trials of ULTRAMAX production have shown that the product has a value more than six times that of DDGS today, with shadow pricing tied to the value of the yeast.

“We’ve been very pleased with the benefits that ICM’s technologies have provided for our plant,” said Tom Hitchcock, Redfield Energy CEO. “The ICM team works with us to find solutions that not only fit what we need now but also support our goals going forward, especially goals related to product diversification, lower carbon footprint, and cost-effective ways to improve our processes.”

ICM will engineer, design, manufacture and install the TS4 technology. The project will be completed in spring 2019.