IGPC Ethanol first Canadian producer to adopt ICM’s Gen 1.5 Technology

By Staff | January 28, 2014

Aylmer, Ontario-based IGPC Ethanol Inc. has signed a letter of intent to be the first Canadian adopter of ICM Inc.’s Generation 1.5 technology, a corn-fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol process. 

The technology will introduce cellulosic ethanol production capacity to IGPC Ethanol’s grain-based ethanol plant through the addition of ICM’s Fiber Separation Technology building block onto the facility’s current ICM Selective Milling Technology platform. Once the FST and SMT platforms are in place, the Generation 1.5 technology can be added. 

According to ICM, its platform technologies can provide a way for corn and other grain-based ethanol plants to not only enhance efficiencies and diversity coproduct opportunities, but also serve as building blocks to advance toward the next technology. 

Development of ICM’s Generation 1.5 technology was funded, in part, by a U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office contract that the company was awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.