Front Range Energy LLC has purchased ICM's patent-pending Selective Milling Technology for its ethanol plant located in Windsor, Colorado. SMT is a value-added platform technology for plant yield enhancement.
Dan Sanders, Vice President for Front Range Energy LLC, said, "We are excited to own and operate this new technology from ICM. Our team did an excellent job evaluating options available in this space and we believe ICM's SMT gives us the greatest potential for overall yield improvements, and the most control to make operational changes on the front end of our plant to enable lower cost per gallon production."
Chris Mitchell, President of ICM, Inc., said, "SMT continues to prove itself as the long term solution of choice for plant yield enhancement, and ICM is pleased to continue our partnership with Front Range Energy, a leading supplier of fuel ethanol to the Rocky Mountain transportation fuel market."
Increased total throughput
With the agreement for purchase and full-scale installation at Front Range Energy, there are now seventeen ethanol plants in North America either operating or under contract to operate ICM's Selective Milling Technology, raising total throughput for ICM and its partner in this yield enhancement technology, Fluid Quip Process Technologies, to over 1.65 billion gallons of ethanol production per year.
ICM was established in 1995 and is headquartered in Colwich. The company provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy, including food and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein.
By providing proprietary process technology to 102 facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.8 billion gallons of annual ethanol production, ICM has become a world leader in biorefining technology.
The full-service provider also offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make biofuels production more efficient and more profitable. In an effort to speed the technology advances of renewable energy, ICM has been conducting research and testing at its state-of-the-art research facility in St. Joseph, Mo, in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries.
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