FQPT completes 10th successful feeding trial with Still Pro 50

By Fluid Quip Process Technologies | January 23, 2018

Carl Parsons from the University of Illinois presented nutritional value of Fluid Quip Process Technologies's 50 percent purity protein product at the Minnesota Nutrition Conference last month. The product is produced with FQPT’s patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) system. The MSC system has been in full-scale operation since 2009. Currently, two ethanol facilities in the U.S. and one facility in Brazil produce the high-value protein product with one plant under construction and two in engineering in the U.S. “Still Pro 50 is truly differentiated from corn and DDGS related products,” says Neal Jakel, vice president of strategy and technology for FQPT. “It falls within the AAFCO definition of grains distillers yeast showing its value in the high value alternative protein market. It’s a specialty protein feed ingredient,” Jakel adds.

The recent trials add to the extensive portfolio of nutritional data FQPT has collected for the past eight years in production and companion animal feed trials and commercial feeding operations. “Once you get to the 50 percent protein content range together with high yeast concentration, the product value increases exponentially over DDGS as well as Hi-Pro DDGS products in the low 40 percent protein range,” says Peter E.V. Williams, chief resident nutritionist, FQPT. “It takes many years of work to get a new protein product into the marketplace and achieve high-values for it. FQPT’s years of production and technical development work in this space are showing the benefit in value to the producers,” adds Williams.

Still Pro 50 has shown its value at more than 3x the DDGS price for years.  FQPT and marketing partners have additional feeding trials underway to continue to demonstrate the value of the product across multiple species and rations.