Abengoa Bioenergy to install ICM’s AOS technology at 2 plants
ICM Inc. has announced that it signed a contract with Abengoa Bioenergy for the Advanced Oil Separation System (AOS) to be deployed at the company’s Madison, Ill., and Mt. Vernon, Ind., facilities. ICM’s AOS System is a specially-designed combination of equipment that utilizes an ICM-proprietary, patented process to maximize the recovery of non-food-grade bio-oil from emulsion concentrate after the centrifugal separation of mid-stillage (syrup). Installation of the two corn oil extraction systems is expected to occur later this year.
ICM’s AOS will enable the recovery of a significant quantity of corn oil per bushel of corn processed, enabling the Madison and Mt. Vernon facilities to generate additional sources of revenue.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Abengoa Bioenergy to deliver corn oil extraction technology and support corn oil’s expansion into higher-value co-products,” said Brock Beach ICM director of sales and product management. “The investment in our AOS technology affirms the shared vision of pursuing sustainable development efforts for the global renewable energy industry.”