Louis Dreyfus to install ICM's SMT at 2 plants

By ICM Inc. | February 03, 2014

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce that Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC has purchased its patent-pending Selective Milling Technology for both of its North American ethanol plants: Louis Dreyfus Commodities Grand Junction LLC, located in Grand Junction, Iowa, and Elkhorn Valley Ethanol LLC, located in Norfolk, Nebraska. SMT is a value-added technology that increases ethanol yield, reduces viscosity and increases oil recovery.

Chris Mitchell, president of ICM, said, “ICM is very pleased to continue offering SMT as a yield enhancement solution for our ethanol plant customers. SMT is ICM’s platform technology to our proprietary Fiber Separation Technology and Generation 1.5 Technology. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a global merchandiser of commodities and processor of agricultural goods.”

Bruce R. Chapin, vice president and chief operating officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ North American Region, said, “Our ethanol plants are both located in areas of high feedstock production and we are committed to responsibly investing in these assets to give them further strategic advantages in the industry. We are excited to choose Selective Milling Technology as a value-added technology not only because of its proven ability to increase ethanol and oil recovery yields, but also because of the potential we see with ICM’s line of sight that builds upon the SMT platform.”