Green Plains breaks ground on third MSC system

By Green Plains Inc. | July 06, 2021

Green Plains Inc. on July 1 announced its wholly owned subsidiary Green Plains Central City LLC has broken ground on the construction of Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC system. Central City is the third Green Plains location to install MSC, behind Shenandoah, which started up in April 2020, and Wood River, expected to start up during the third quarter of 2021.

“Breaking ground on our third Ultra-High Protein installation further demonstrates our clear commitment to the complete transformation of Green Plains’ facilities into the biorefinery platform of the future,” said Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains. “We are systemically executing on our strategic plan to become a world-class ag-tech company providing high-protein, novel feed ingredients with a unique yeast component.”

The Central City MSC system is scheduled to come online in the second quarter of 2022 and will have the capacity to produce approximately 72,000 tons of Ultra-High Protein feed annually at concentrations of 50 percent or higher. Protein content can be tailored to species-specific ration requirements. Ultra-High Protein also contains a 25 percent spent yeast component, which aids in digestion and enhances performance parameters, including immune function and feed efficiency.

At full scale, Green Plains’ anticipated annual Ultra-High Protein production capacity will be approximately 600,000 tons. The MSC technology is also expected to increase renewable corn oil capacity by 50 percent. Corn oil is an important low-carbon feedstock for the production of renewable diesel.